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Centaury (Centaurium Erythraea)

The plant is found in the Mediterranean region and as far as Britain and Scandinavia. It is also cultivated in the U.S. Centaury increases gastric secretion and salivation because of the typical bitter reaction. Its effect for loss of appetite, stomach complaints and syspepsia can also be attributed to the amaroids. It is approved by Commission E for dyspeptic complaints and loss of appetite (see PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd Ed., p. 175).

Centaury (Centaurium erythraea) is used in: