What is Centaurium (Centaury)?
Centaurium umbellatum, used in our Centaurium tincture, is a small plant with purple flowers. Found in many parts of the world but especially in Middle Europe and Asia, the classification of the group of plants known as Centaurium is still in discussion. Due to this, Centaurium umbellatum is sometimes also referred to as Centaurium erythrea.
It is said that the group of plants named Centaurium derived its name from the centaur Chiron, well known in Greek mythology for his skills as a herbalist.
Digestion problems are a common issue that can leave you feeling sluggish and generally unwell. Alfred Vogel traditionally used stomach bitters such as Centaurium to help improve digestion knowing that the fastest way for the herbs to take action was in an easy to absorb liquid. Stomach bitters increase the secretion of digestive enzymes as well as gut motility.
These actions enhance the breakdown of food, helping to relieve symptoms of indigestion such as nausea, flatulence, fullness and gastric discomfort. Centaurium helps to improve protein metabolism, improve absorption of calcium, iron and B12, rebalance stomach acid, as well as help improve acid reflux by toning the oesophageal sphincter.
Food supplements are not a substitute for a varied, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Dosage of Centaurium
Adults: 10 – 15 drops 3 times daily beforre meals, in a little water.
Children (2-12 years): 1 drop per year of age twice daily in a little water.
Do not exceed stated recommended daily dose.
Please seek medical advice if pregnant.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.
Tincture of organically grown fresh aerial parts of Centaurium umbellatum (Centaury), extracted in alcohol (66%V/V)
About A. Vogel:
Alfred Vogel, the Swiss pioneer of natural health, dedicated his whole life to achieving recognition for naturopathy and herbal medicine. Born and raised in Switzerland in 1902, he was a great believer in the power of nature. In 1923, he managed a health food store and later in 1929 he published he went on to publish a monthly health magazine. Later, he went on to travel to many different countries, seeking out new natural remedies. Following this, he was awarded the Priessnitz medal from the German Naturopathic Society in 1982. A.Vogal passed away in 1996 but his legacy lives on through his natural remedies. Furthermore, it continues to hold his ideals at the center of everything it does. Producing effective natural remedies and medicinal products made from freshly harvested plants. Also, healthy food products and dietary supplements made from organic raw materials.
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