Centaury - Centaurium erythraea - Organic dried tea herb - FREE SHIPPING

Centaury - Centaurium erythraea - Organic dried tea herb - FREE SHIPPING

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Benefits of Centaury tea:

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

In beverages, centaury is used as a flavoring.

Genus Erythraea is derived from the Greek erythros, relating to the red color of the flowers. The genus formerly was called Chironia, from Centaur, Chiron. Hippocrates describes centaurium, under the Greek Kentareion and according to legend, Chiron (founder of medicine) used centaury to heal a wound inflicted by a poisoned arrow. Historically, centaury has been used as an herbal medicine to kill worms, to treat dropsy, as a sedative, to treat snakebite and other wounds, and topically for freckles and spots. It is reputed to be an aromatic bitter and tonic for treating GI complaints such as bloating, dyspepsia, and flatulence, and anorexia. Centaury is said to act on the liver and kidneys to “purify the blood,” and for jaundice. Centaury also was used traditionally to treat fever, hence the name “feverwort.” This bitter herb enhances production of gastric secretions, which stimulates appetite and improves digestion. Long-term use of the herb is required for the tonic effects on the stomach to fully develop. Other effects include anti-inflammatory as well as antimutagenic effects. 

Steep 1 tablespoon of dried herb in 1 cup of boiled water. Cover it for 10 minutes. Your tea is ready.

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