Centaurium umbellatum

European centaury

Herbal medicine
An annual or biennial that contains alkaloids, bitter principles, glycosides and triterpenes. It is anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, laxative and a digestive tonic, and has been used to treat anaemia, depression, gout, hypertension, kidney stones and rheumatic complaints.

Centaurium umbellatum,

n See centaury.
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La flor de alamo temblon o Populus tremula, es para quienes tienen miedo a la muerte, la oscuridad, la religion y lo sobrenatural: en tanto que la de centaura, Centaurium umbellatum, es excelente para los que no saben decir no y se extralimitan en su deseo de agradar, llegando al servilismo.