- What other names is Centaury known by?
- What is Centaury?
- How does Centaury work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Centaury.
Centaury is used for loss of appetite (anorexia) and upset stomach (dyspepsia).
In beverages, centaury is used as a flavoring.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Loss of appetite.
- Stomach discomfort.
- Other conditions.
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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.
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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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011