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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Antioxidant activity of Centaurium erythraea infusion evidenced by its superoxide radical scavenging and xanthine oxidase inhibitory activity.
Schimmer O, Mauthner H (1996) Polymethoxylated xanthones from the herb of Centaurium erythraea with strong antimutagenic properties in Salmonella typhimurium.
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.
Economics: Some genera of horticultural importance (Gentiana, Sabatia), occasionally of medicinal importance (Gentiana, Centaurium, and others), and the source of yellow-coloured dyes (Blackstonia).
If this does not work within a few days, add three drops of Centaurium to half a bottle of water three times daily before each feed.
As part of our on-going search for bioactive compounds from Scottish plants, two secoiridoid glycosides, swertiamarin and sweroside, have been isolated from the aerial parts of Centaurium erythraea Rafn (Family: Gentianaceae) by reversed-phase preparative HPLC coupled with a photo-diode-array detector.
ATHE nasty bloated feeling around your stomach will be helped by taking the herbal remedy Centaurium at a dose of 15 drops, twice a day.
I purchased Centaurium and Tormentil Complex and tried them for about three days, but unfortunately I felt they did not help my condition.
A TRY a six-week course of centaurium - 10 drops in a very small volume of water three times a day 15 minutes before each meal and encourage her to hold it in her mouth for about a minute before swallowing.
ATHIS can be helped by taking Centaurium at a dose of 15 drops, twice a day, before meals, together with Milk Thistle Complex at a dose of 15 drops, twice a day, after meals.
The herbal remedy centaurium can rebalance stomach acid and tone the sphincter of the gullet to reduce acid reflux.
A THE problem of Barretts Oesophagus, which you control with Losec, can be greatly helped by learning to eat slowly, activating the saliva which is an excellent digester, and also I would advise you to take Centaurium at a dose of 15 drops, twice a day, before meals.