CENTAURY

OTHER NAME(S):

Bitter Herb, Centaura Menor, Centaurea Menor, Centaurium erythraea, Centaurium minus, Centaurium umbellatum, Common Centaury, Drug Centaurium, Erythraea centaurium, Érythrée, Lesser Centauru, Minor Centaury, Petite-Centaurée, Petite Centaurée Commune, Petite Centaurée en Ombelle, Petite Centaurée Rouge.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Centaury is an herb. People dry the parts that grow above the ground and use them as medicine.

Centaury is used for loss of appetite (anorexia) and upset stomach (dyspepsia).

In beverages, centaury is used as a flavoring.

How does it work?

Centaury contains chemicals that might help improve the appetite.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Loss of appetite.
  • Stomach discomfort.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of centaury for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Centaury is safe when used in food amounts and seems safe for most people when used in medicinal amounts.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Centaury is safe for pregnant and breast-feeding women in food amounts. But larger medicinal amounts should be avoided until more is known.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for CENTAURY Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of centaury depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for centaury. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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REFERENCES:

  • Electronic Code of Federal Regulations. Title 21. Part 182 -- Substances Generally Recognized As Safe. Available at: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?CFRPart=182

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