Centaurium is well known to herbalists as a ‘stomach bitter’ – one of the classes of herbs with bitter taste and used to aid digestion. For these herbs, it is important to taste the bitterness – and because of this, it is better to use herbs such as Centaurium as a tincture taken 5 minutes before meals.
What is Centaurium (Centaury)?
Centaurium umbellatum, used in our Centaurium tincture, is a small plant with purple flowers. It may be found in many parts of the world but especially in Middle Europe and Asia. The classification of the group of plants known as Centaurium is still in discussion and because of this, Centaurium umbellatum is sometimes also referred to as Centaurium erythrea.
It is said that the group of plants named Centaurium derived its name from the centaur Chiron, well known in Greek mythology for his skills as a herbalist.
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Dosage of Centaurium
Adults: 10 - 15 drops 3 times daily beforre meals, in a little water.
Children (2-12 years): 1 drop per year of age twice daily in a little water.
Do not exceed stated recommended daily dose.
Please seek medical advice if pregnant.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.
Tincture of organically grown fresh aerial parts of Centaurium umbellatum (Centaury), extracted in alcohol (66%V/V)