Form: Chopped grass
Origin: Russia, Altai
Year: 2021
Product Price
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Umbellate centaury -Erythraea centaurium Pers. (Centaurium umbellatum Gilib.). Gentian family - Gentianaceae.


Perennial herb. Stems are erect, tetrahedral. Leaves are opposite, sessile, oblong-lanceolate and linear-lanceolate, with three to five longitudinal veins. The flowers are small, bright pink, collected in a corymbose panicle. The calyx is shorter than the corolla tube and is dissected into five linear pointed lobes. The corolla is fused, tubular-wheel-shaped, with a long tube and a five-part limb. There are five stamens, a pistil with a bipartite stigma and an upper ovary. The fruit is a cylindrical capsule. Height 15 - 40 cm. It grows on shrubs, glades, forest edges, flooded meadows, river banks. The applied part is grass (stems, leaves, flowers).


Centaury is widely used in folk medicine in many countries. Aqueous bitter infusion of the herb stimulates the appetite, enhances the secretion and activity of the digestive organs, lowers the acidity of gastric juice, has a mild laxative and choleretic effect and has carminative, antihelminthic, "blood-purifying", analgesic, antiseptic and wound-healing properties. Centaury is used in the absence of appetite, heartburn, constipation, strong "winds" (accumulation of gases) in the intestines, excessive acidity of gastric juice, sugar disease, liver and kidney disease, malaria, scrofula, chest pain. The plant is also used for anemia and as a tonic and restorative remedy after illnesses accompanied by a severe febrile condition. Centaury is also used to improve blood circulation in various skin diseases, and also as an antihelminthic.

Method of application

1. Insist 1 tablespoon of centaury herb for 1/2 hour in 1.5 cups of boiling water, drain. Take 1 tablespoon 30 minutes before meals.

2. Insist 1 teaspoon of dry herb for 10 minutes in 2 cups of boiling water, sweeten to taste. Take 1/2 cup 1/2 hour before meals.

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