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Alternative Names

Bitter Herb, Common Centaury, Centaurea Menor, Centaura Menor, Drug Centaurium, Érythrée, Lesser Centauru, Minor Centaury, Petite Centaurée en Ombelle, Petite Centaurée Commune, Petite-Centaurée, Petite Centaurée Rouge

Scientific Name

Erythraea Centaurium

Why Do People Use Centaury?

The oral preparations of Centaurium erythraea (Centaury), like centaury powder, may be used for dyspepsia and anorexia. Food Items - In beverages and food items, it is used as a flavoring agent.

Is It Safe To Use?

Possibly safe - Centaury powder is considered safe when utilized orally in food items. In the United States this herb acquired the rank of generally recognized as safe status (GRAS) for usage in foods item. For medicinal purposes, it’s safe to use and there is no toxicity documented so far due to oral usage of Centaurium erythraea. For Pregnant Women and in Lactation - No information available.

How Effective Is Centaury?

Not known.

How Centaury Works?

The most effective parts of Centaurium erythraea are its dried, aerial parts. Constituents like swertiamarin, gentiopicroside, amarogentin may help stimulate appetite. Another characteristic of centaury powder is its antipyretic activity, which is because of its phenolic acid constituents. The gentiopicrin constituent can have antimalarial activity. According to animal researches, it is recommended that centaury powder possesses anti-inflammatory activity.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Centaury?

There is no side effect reported because of centaury.

How Centaury Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

There is no known interaction between centaury powder with supplements & herb.

How Centaury Interacts With Drugs?

There is no known interaction of Centaurium erythraea with different drugs.

How Centaury Interacts With Foods?

There is no known interaction of centaury with food items.

How Centaury Interacts With Lab Tests?

There is no known interaction of centaury powder with lab tests.

How Centaury Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

There is no known interaction of Centaurium erythraea with different diseases or conditions.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Centaury?

For oral purposes, the usual dosage of centaury is 2-4 grams. In the form of tea it should be utilized thrice every day. Such tea is prepared by steeping 2 to 4 grams of centaury herb in 150 mL of water. The average daily usage of century is six grams. Common dosage of aqueous extract (1:1) in 25% alcohol in 2 to 4 mL used thrice every day.



General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Centaury Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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