- What other names is Centaury known by?
- What is Centaury?
- How does Centaury work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Centaury.
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.
Centaury is an herb. People dry the parts that grow above the ground and use them as medicine.
In beverages, centaury is used as a flavoring.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Loss of appetite.
- Stomach discomfort.
- Other conditions.
Centaury contains chemicals that might help improve the appetite.
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.
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.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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