Centaury Herb - CENTAURIUM UMBELLATUM
(Cut & Sifted) Available in 1 OZ, 1/4 LB, 1/2 LB, 1 LB.
Description: Centaury is a small, annual herb belonging to the Gentianaceae family. It thrives in boggy meadows as well as in dry dunes. The root is fibrous and woody. The plant has pale green, oval leaves, a capsule fruit, and light pink to red flowers. A long-lasting bright yellowish-green dye is obtained from the flowers. The plant has a slight odor, which disappears when dried.
Other Names: Bitter Herb, Century, Christ's Ladder, Common Centaury, European Centaury, Feverwort, Lesser Centaury
Part Used: Herb
Culinary Uses: Centaury contains many bitter substances and is used as a flavouring in bitter herbal liqueurs and is an ingredient of vermouth.
Medicinal Uses: Centaury is considered to strengthen the stomach and aid the liver. When used externally, it is said to be a good application to wounds and sores.
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