Centaurium


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Centaurium

 

(formerly Erythraea), a genus of plants of the family Gentianaceae. They are annual, biennial, or perennial herbaceous plants with entire leaves. The flowers are pentamerous or, less often, tetramerous, clustered in a multiflorous inflorescence. The corolla has a long tube and is pink or white. The fruit is a capsule. There are 40 to 50 species distributed throughout most of the world. In the USSR there are seven species. The best-known is C. minus, a biennial with radical leaf rosettes. Its flowers are pink, clustered in corymbose-paniculate inflorescences. It grows in meadows, scrub, forest glades, and the wastelands of the European USSR, the Caucasus, the Altai, and Middle Asia. Decoctions, infusions, and tinctures are prepared from its dried aboveground parts. These preparations are used as medicines that stimulate the appetite and aid in the improvement of digestion.

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A TRY Centaurium, at a dose of 15 drops, twice a day, before meals.
coronopus and Centaurium littorale were grown with Juncus maritimus in the greenhouse, growth and nutrient uptake were improved (Schat, 1984).
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A TRY taking 10 drops of Centaurium and hold it in your mouth for about a minute before swallowing.
A TRY taking Centaurium, 15 drops, twice a day before meals together with Tormentil Complex at a dose of 15 drops, twice a day after meals.