European centaury

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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.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Some plants have proven rich in flavonoids such as Aloe socotrina, Erythraea centaurium, and Helianthemum lippii.