Centaury Herb

Centaurium erythraea                                                               Origin: Croatia

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COMMON NAME
Standardized: centaury
Other: common centaury, lesser centaury

BOTANICAL NAME
Centaurium erythraea Rafn
Plant Family: Gentianaceae

OVERVIEW
Centaury has an interesting history of uses, and according to legend was named because of the mythical centaur Chironia who cured a poison arrow wound with the herb. Because it is so bitter, the ancient Romans called it the ‘bile of the earth’ (fel terraae.)

PARTS USED
The entire plant may be used.

TYPICAL PREPARATIONS
Infusion: Infuse 1 tsp of dried herb in 1 cup of boiling water for 5-10 minutes, and drink ½ cup before meals. Tincture: Take 1-2 ml of the tincture three times per day.

PRECAUTIONS
Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Centaury Herb

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