Centaury Tea - Centaurium umbellatum Gilib.
Centaury Tea - Centaurium umbellatum Gilib.

Centaury Tea - Centaurium umbellatum Gilib.

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Drink Centaury Tea to increase appetite and aid Anorexia Treatment

Centaury Tea - Centaurium umbellatum Gilib.

Origin: Brazil

Used part: Leaf, Stem, Flower


Centaury is a medicinal plant of the family Gencianáceas and popularly known as centaurea-menor, feverish herb, centauro-herb, fever-plant, chiron grass and feverbreaker. It is a plant native to Europe that has adapted very well in the Americas, its scientific name is Centaurium erythrae . The stem is usually hard, has an average of 20 to 30 cm in height, the color of its flowers vary, can range from red to light pink.

Health benefits:

Intake of centaury tea assists in various functions of the body. Its bitter taste causes salivation and the sensation of hunger appears, aid in the digestion of the food ingested. Taking this into account it is important to note that tea can also be ingested when you are having digestion problems or heartburn. It is also a way to combat anorexia, because it causes a purposeful hunger and is an excellent support, so gradually the affected person can return to eating naturally and after a while can use tea just as a support.

Because of its laxative properties is a great option for those who suffer from constipation, since those who do not have this problem, should take in smaller quantities. As this tea also features diuretic actions it is highly recommended for the kidney. Being ingested steadily, it aids in cleaning the impurities of the body leaving blood and skin free of the dreaded boils.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Diabetes
  • Fever
  • Liver disease
  • Nervous diseases
  • Belly pain
  • Cough
  • Dyspepsia
  • Hepatitis
  • Post viral syndrome
  • Jaundice
  • Colic
  • Worms
  • Fatigue
  • Stress
  • Anorexia


  1. Put 2 tablespoons of herb to a liter of water
  2. Turn off when the water reaches boil
  3. Cover and leave the solution muffled for about 10 minutes
  4. Strain and drink

How to Drink:

Take 2 to 3 cups a day


No contraindications were found, but it is recommended that, due to the lack of reports on the use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, it should not be consumed under these conditions. Patients who have blood clotting disorders, hypotension, liver disease and peptic ulcers should not consume this plant. If necessary, in these cases, strict medical follow-up should be carried out.