Liber Herbarum Minor (English)
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Common centaury

Plant

English

Common centaury, Bitterbloom, Bitter Clover, Bitter Herb, Broad-leaved Centaury, Canchalagua, Centaurium erythraea, Centaury, Christ's Ladder, Common Centaury , Common Century, European centaury, Eyebright, Feverwort, Filwort, Lesser Centaury, Rose Pink, Seaside Centaury, Thousand Guilder Herb, Wild Succory

Latin

Centaurium erythraea, Centaurium erythraea var. erythraea, Centaurium minus Moench, Centaurium umbellatum Gilib., Centaurium latifolium, Chironia Centaurium Willd., Erythræa centaurium (L.)Pers., Erythraea Centaurium Pers., Gentiana Centaurium L.

Plant parts

Aerial parts, Flower / Blossom, Flowering herb, Herb, Leaf, foliage, Stem / Stalk, Unripe fruit, Whole herb

Diseases & Uses

Diseases

Abdominal trouble, Abscess, Abscesses, Acid indigestion, Affections of the liver, Ague, Aids digestion, Anaemia, Anemia, Anorexia, Anorexy, Anti-abscess, Anti-anemic, Anti-diabetic, Anti-eczemic, Antifebrile, Anti-flu, Anti-gout, Anti-heartburn, Anti-malarial, Anti-Migraine, Anti-Paludic, antipyretic, Appetite stimulant, Appetizer, Appetizing, Arthritis, arthropathy, Articular rheumatism, Assist healing of wounds, Asthenia of kidney, Asthenia of liver, Belch, benificial effect on the digestion, biliary disorders, Bilious affection, Biliousness, Bitter, blockages in the liver, blockages in the spleen, blood building, Blood cleanser, blood cleansing, blood formation, Bloodforming, Blood-purifier, Boils, cachexy, Calmative, Cardialgia, Carminative, Cataplasm, Cholelithiasis, Choleliths, Choleretic, Cleanses the blood, cleanses the kidneys, Clears gas, Colic, complaints of the stomach, compress, constipation, Costive, Costiveness, depurant, Depurative, Diabetes, Diabetes mellitus, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Digestive disorders, digestive disturbance, digestive problems, digestive trouble, digestive upset, Digestive weakness, Disdorders of the bile, disease of the digestive organs, disease of the eye, disease of the gall, disease of the joints, disease of the liver, disease of the stomach, disorder of metabolism, disorder of the kidneys, disorders of the digestive system, disorders of the liver, dispepsia, Dries wet eczema, Dyschezia, Dyspepsia, Dyssynergic defaecation, eczema, Emetic, enteritis, Enterocolitis, eruption, Eupeptic, excema, exhaustion, eye diseases, Fart, Febrifugal, febrifuge, Fever, fever diseases, feverish condition, Fevers, Flatulence, flatus, flu, fomentation, formation of mucus, Gall-bladder complaints, gallbladder disorders, Gall-bladder problems, Gall complaints, Gallstone, Gas, Gastric catarrh, Gastritis, General atony, General debility, General fatigue, General fatigue of the organism, General fatigue of the organism after illness, General lassitude, General lassitude of organism, General weakness, Gland stimulating, Glandular disease, glandular disorders, Good for digestion, good for the stomach, Gout, Gripe, Grippe, haematopoiesis, have weak nerves, healing, healing cuts, heal wounds, heartburn, hematopoiesis, Hepatic, hepatic disease, hidrotic, hysteria, Icterus, immune enhangement, Immune weakness, Immunostimulant, improves appetite, Improves circulation, improves circulatory system, improves digestion, Imune activation, Imune stimulant, Increases the appetite, increase the bile secretion, Indigestion, Induce sweating, induce vomiting, influenza, insufficient secretion of gastric juices, Intestinal affections, intestinal catarrh, intestinal complaints, intestinal diseases, intestinal disorders, intestinal gas, intestinal problems, Jaundice, kidney complaints, kidney disease, kidney diseases, kidney disorders, kidney problems, Kidney tonic, kidney trouble, lack of appetite, Liver ailments, liver complaints, Liver diseases, Liver disorders, Liverishness, liver problems, loss of appetite, loss of blood, Malaria, malarial fever, Marsh fever, Megrin, Melancholia, melancholy, metabolic derangement, metabolic disorder, metabolic disturbance, migraine, mild laxative, Mildly laxative, muscular rheumatism, Nephropathy, Nerve problems, Nervine, Nervous atony, Nervous debility, nervous disease, nervous disorders, Nervous lassitude, Neurasthenia, Neurosis, ophthalmic disease, opthalmic disease, Pick-me-up, Poor appetite, Poor circulation, Poor digestion, positive influence on the imune system, poultice, Promotes digestion, promotes healing of wounds, Pungent, purify the blood, Pyrexia, pyrosis, Rash, Rashes, reduce fevers, refreshing, relaxes the nervous system, relieves fevers, Restores the blood, Rheumatic arthralgia, Rheumatism, ringworm, sedative, skin eruption, skin rashes, sluggish stomach, soothe, soothes nerves, Soothing, sores, Spring-cleaning, spring course, stimulant, Stimulant to increase appetite, stimulate digestive juices, stimulate digestive secretion, stimulates digestion, stimulates gastric secretion, Stimulates the flow of bile, Stimulates the gallbladder, Stimulates the immune system, stimulates the secretion of gastric juices, stimulate the appetite, stimulating, stomach atony, stomach complaints, stomach debility, Stomach disease, stomach disorders, stomachic, stomach lassitude, stomach problems, stomach tonic, stomach trouble, Strengthening, Strengthens the peripheral circulation, sudorific, suffering from a nervous disorder, sugar diabetis, sweat-inducing, the flue, to cleanse the blood, Tonic, tranquilizer, tranquillizer, Traumatic injury, vomitive, Vulnerary, Warming digestive, weak nerves, weak stomach, wind, wound care, wound healing, Wound repair, Wounds, wound treatment

Women's diseases

stimulating effect on uterus

Homoeopathically uses

homoeopathically use

Foods

Aromatic, Brewing, Condiment, culinary herb, Flavor, flavouring, Spice, spice in aquavit

Other uses

against lice, colouring, Dye, Dyeing, hair dye, Lice, Louse, magic power, magic use, Used in Bachs Flower Remedies, Witchcraft

Ingredients

 Alpha-Amyrin, amarogentin, Beta-Amyrin, Beta-Sitosterol, bitter essence, caffeic acid, Centaurin, cerotic-Acid, Ceryl-Alcohol, Erythramine, essential oil, fatty acid, Ferulic-Acid, flavonoid, gentianine, gentiopicrin, Gentiopicroside, iridoids, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, magnesium, mineral salt, N-Heptacosan, N-Nonacosane, Oleanolic-Acid, Oleic-Acid, Palmitic acid, P-Coumaric-Acid, P-Hydroxy-Benzoic-Acid, Protocatechuic-Acid, resin, Rubber, Stearic acid, stearin, sugar, Sweroside, Vanillic-Acid, wax

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