Liber Herbarum Minor (English)
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Rev.25-01-2014

Common centaury

Plant Names
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 Rafn., 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 partsAerial 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 sare, 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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Diseases & UsesPlant parts ↔ Method of use
abscess, Abscesses, Anti-abscess, boils?
Against lice, Lice, LouseHerb ↔ Decoction
Anemia, blood formation, anaemia, Anti-anemic, blood building, Bloodforming, haematopoiesis, hematopoiesis, loss of blood, Restores the blood?
Whole herb ↔ ?
anorexia, loss of appetite, Anorexy, Appetite stimulant, Appetizer, Appetizing, improves appetite, Increases the appetite, lack of appetite, Poor appetite, Stimulant to increase appetite, stimulate the appetite?
Aerial parts ↔ ?
Whole herb ↔ ?
antipyretic, Antifebrile, Febrifugal, febrifuge, reduce fevers, relieves fevers?
Aromatic, Flavor, flavouring?
Arthritis, Articular rheumatism?
Arthropathy, disease of the joints?
belch?
biliary disorders, Bilious affection, Biliousness, Disdorders of the bile, disease of the gall, Gall complaints?
Bitter, Pungent?
blockages in the liver?
blockages in the spleen?
Brewing?
cachexy, exhaustion, General atony, General debility, General fatigue, General fatigue of the organism, General lassitude, General lassitude of organism, General weakness?
Choleretic, increase the bile secretion, Stimulates the flow of bile, Stimulates the gallbladder?
cleanses the kidneys?
colic?
Constipation, Costive, Costiveness, Dyschezia, Dyssynergic defaecation?
Whole herb ↔ ?
Culinary herb, Spice, Condiment?
Depurative, blood cleanser, blood cleansing, Blood-purifier, Cleanses the blood, depurant, purify the blood, to cleanse the blood?
Diabetes mellitus, Anti-diabetic, Diabetes, sugar diabetis?
digestive disorders, digestive problems, disease of the digestive organs, disorders of the digestive system?
digestive disturbance, digestive upset?
Whole herb ↔ ?
disease of the eye, eye diseases, ophthalmic disease, opthalmic diseaseAerial parts ↔ Tea
disorder of metabolism, metabolic derangement, metabolic disorder, metabolic disturbance?
disorder of the kidneys, Kidney diseases, Asthenia of kidney, kidney complaints, kidney disease, kidney disorders, kidney problems, Kidney tonic, kidney trouble, Nephropathy?
Dries wet eczema?
dyeing, colouring, Dye?
dyspepsia, Aids digestion, benificial effect on the digestion, Digestive, digestive trouble, Digestive weakness, dispepsia, Eupeptic, Good for digestion, improves digestion, indigestion, Poor digestion, Promotes digestion, stimulates digestion, Warming digestive?
eczema, rash, Rashes, Anti-eczemic, eruption, excema, skin eruption, skin rashes?
emetic, induce vomiting, vomitive?
enteritis, enterocolitis, intestinal catarrh?
fever, feverish condition, Fevers, Pyrexia?
Aerial parts ↔ Tea
fever diseases?
Flatulence, Carminative, Clears gas, Fart, Flatus, Gas, intestinal gas, wind?
? ↔ Extract
formation of mucus?
gallstone, Cholelithiasis, Choleliths?
Gall-bladder complaints, gallbladder disorders, Gall-bladder problems?
Gastric catarrh, Gastritis?
General fatigue of the organism after illness?
Gland stimulating?
Glandular disease, glandular disorders?
gout, Anti-gout, Rheumatic arthralgia, Rheumatism?
Unripe fruit ↔ Extracted in alcohol
hair dyeHerb ↔ Decoction
heartburn, Acid indigestion, Anti-heartburn, Cardialgia, pyrosis?
Whole herb ↔ ?
Hepatic?
homoeopathically use?
hysteria?
immune enhangement, Immune weakness, Immunostimulant, Imune activation, Imune stimulant, positive influence on the imune system, Stimulates the immune systemWhole herb ↔ ?
Improves circulation, improves circulatory system, Poor circulation, Strengthens the peripheral circulationWhole herb ↔ ?
influenza, Anti-flu, flu, Gripe, Grippe, the flue?
insufficient secretion of gastric juices, stimulate digestive juices, stimulates the secretion of gastric juices?
Intestinal affections, intestinal complaints, intestinal diseases, intestinal disorders, intestinal problems?
jaundice, Icterus?
Whole herb ↔ ?
liver diseases, Affections of the liver, Asthenia of liver, disease of the liver, disorders of the liver, hepatic disease, Liver ailments, liver complaints, Liver disorders, Liverishness, liver problems?
malaria, Ague, Anti-malarial, Anti-Paludic, malarial fever, Marsh fever?
Melancholia, melancholy?
migraine, Anti-Migraine, Megrin?
mild laxative, Mildly laxative?
muscular rheumatism?
Neurosis, Nerve problems, nervous disease, nervous disorders?
Pick-me-up, stimulant, stimulating?
poultice, Cataplasm, compress, fomentation?
refreshing, Strengthening?
Whole herb ↔ ?
ringwormHerb ↔ Decoction
Sedative, Calmative, relaxes the nervous system, soothe, soothes nerves, Soothing, Tranquilizer, tranquillizer?
sluggish stomach?
spice in aquavit?
Unripe fruit ↔ Extracted in alcohol
Spring-cleaning, spring course?
stimulate digestive secretion, stimulates gastric secretion?
? ↔ Extract
stimulating effect on uterusWhole herb ↔ ?
Stomach disease, Abdominal trouble, complaints of the stomach, disease of the stomach, indigestion, stomach complaints, stomach disorders, stomach problems, stomach trouble?
stomachic, good for the stomach, stomach atony, stomach debility, stomach lassitude, stomach tonic, weak stomach?
sweat-inducing, Diaphoretic, hidrotic, Induce sweating, sudorific?
Tonic?
Used in Bachs Flower Remedies?
weak nerves, have weak nerves, Nervine, Nervous atony, Nervous debility, Nervous lassitude, neurasthenia, suffering from a nervous disorderWhole herb ↔ ?
Witchcraft, magic power, magic use?
Wound healing, Assist healing of wounds, healing, healing cuts, heal wounds, promotes healing of wounds, Vulnerary, Wound repair?
Wounds, sores, Traumatic injury, wound care, wound sare, wound treatment?
Source: LiberHerbarum/Pn0140