A Vogel Centaurium Tincture works to enhance digestive enzyme production. Centaurium owes its action due to group of compounds called bitter glycosides. Centaurium is well known to herbalists as a ‘stomach bitter’ – one of the classes of herbs with bitter taste and used to aid digestion. For these herbs, it is important to taste the bitterness – and because of this, it is better to use herbs such as Centaurium as a tincture taken 5 minutes before meals. The taste of these substances in the mouth stimulates the appetite and triggers the secretion of digestive juices in the stomach.
Centaurium umbellatum, used in our Centaurium tincture, is a small plant with purple flowers. It may be 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 and because of 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.
- Made from Centaurium umbellatum (Centaury)
- Stomach bitter
- Fresh extract of organically grown herbs
Our in-house pharmacist, Shabir Daya has written an article about Centaurium Tincture benefits:
Directions: As a food supplement, Adults: 10 - 15 drops 3 times daily before meals, in a little water, Children (2-12 years): 1 drop per year of age twice daily in a little water, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Not recommended whilst pregnant or breastfeeding.
100g of Fresh Plant Tincture (extracted in alcohol 66% by volume) typically contains the tincture of:Centaurium umbellatum (Centaury) 100g.
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