Centaury is a species of flowering plant in the gentian family that is native throughout Europe, south to North Africa and east through Eastern Europe to the Middle East and Pakistan. It is an erect biennial herb growing about half a metre in height and is found growing in open woods, meadows and dry grasslands.
The genus Erythraea was originally known as "Chironia", derived from the name Centaur Chiron, an eminent personality in Greek mythology who was well-known for his talent in herbal medicines. Centaury was frequently used in treatment of snake bites and fever in the past, hence the nickname “feverwort”. With a strong bitter principle, it also has a long history of traditional use as a digestive aid.
Indigo Herbs is delighted to offer this herb in the form of Centaury Tincture and Centaury Tops Tea.