Shipping Rates
Weight Standard Delivery for orders over £45Standard Delivery for orders under £45Express (Next working day when ordered before 12 noon) for orders over £100Express (Next working day when ordered before 12 noon) for orders under £100
0-149g Free £1.95 Free £5.95
150g-999g Free £2.95 Free £5.95
1000g-1999g Free £3.95 Free £5.95
Over 2000g Free £5.95 Free £5.95

Centaury Plant Products

Centaury Plant Products

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.

Quality Centaury Tincture 100ml
0 stars
0 verified reviews
No reviews yet!

Latin Name: Centaurium erythraea

  • Traditionally used to support digestive health
  • Also named "feverwort" - used as a folk remedy to break a fever
  • Centaury Tincture is the active constituents of Centaurium erythraea extracted into ethanol (medical alcohol)
  • This traditional method maintains and preserves the naturally-occurring constituents found in the plant. It extends the shelf life for up to 4 years
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
  • Packaged in a pharmacopeial grade brown glass bottle with dropper
  • Extraction Ratio: 1:3, Alcohol Volume: 45%
£10.99
Quality Assured Vegetarian and Vegan Safe
  • Full Description

  • How to use

  • Suggested Use

  • Quality & Manufacture

  • Contraindications

Centaury Tincture 100ml from Indigo Herbs is derived from high quality Centaury plants. This herb has a long history of traditional use as a powerful digestive aid that stimulates both the appetite and digestion. Centaury Tincture can be added to a little fruit juice or water and taken when required. 

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the quality, manufacture and suggested use of this herb. We are unable to advise you here on the benefits of our herbal products, however we do recommend you take the opportunity to research the many benefits of this herb. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of nature’s healing botanicals. Please consult a Herbal Practitioner as to how this product can benefit you.

Also known as: Feverwort, Filwort, Bitter Herb, Red Centaury, Christ's Ladder, Centaury Gentian

Taking herbal remedies in a Tincture or Fluid extract preparation is simple and easy. The tincture can be measured out in a small ml measuring cup, medicine cup or spoon, and the tincture can be taken directly.

However some people do find the bitter tincture taste to be too strong, so it may be a good idea to dilute the drops in water or fruit juice. For children, the elderly, those with a sensitive constitution or those avoiding alcohol, the alcohol can be evaporated from the tincture. This can be done by putting the drops in boiling water and leaving for 10 minutes to evaporate. For full instructions go to our How to take Herbal Tincture page.

Centaury Tincture can be added to water or fruit juice and taken when required.

Traditionally Taken: 2-3ml taken 2-3 times per day, or as directed by a Herbal Practitioner.

20 drops from the glass dropper equals approximately 1ml.

After careful harvesting, selection and cleaning the aerial parts of the Centaury herb used to make this tincture undergo a process of cold percolation in order to extract the active constituents into tincture form. The cold percolation method employs a gradient circulation of the solution which keeps the plant ingredients in perpetual contact with the ethanol. This technique is faster and more efficient than maceration and ensures there is less waste of precious plant materials. This premium quality product is manufactured to GMP standards and Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs. It is 100% pure botanical ingredients, completely free of synthetic ingredients with absolutely nothing added.

Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

May cause mild abdominal discomfort and cramps. Contraindicated in persons with peptic ulcers.

Please contact your healthcare practitioner if you are taking prescription medications.

Quality Centaury Tops Tea 50g
0 stars
0 verified reviews
No reviews yet!

Latin Name: Centaurium erythraea

  • Traditionally taken half an hour before meals
  • Slightly bitter tasting tea - sweeten with your favourite natural sweetener
  • Blends well with sweet and spicy herbal teas
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added
£4.99
Quality Assured Vegetarian and Vegan Safe
  • Full Description

  • How to use

  • Suggested Use

  • Quality & Manufacture

  • Contraindications

Centaury Tops Tea 50g from Indigo Herbs is derived from the highest quality Centaury plants. This herb has a long history of traditional use as a bitter herb. With a slightly bitter taste, sweeten with your favourite natural sweetener or blend with sweet and spicy herbal teas.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the quality, manufacture and suggested use of this herb. We are unable to advise you here on the benefits of our herbal products, however we do recommend you take the opportunity to research the many benefits of this herb. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of nature’s healing botanicals. Please consult a Herbalist as to how this product can benefit you.

Also known as: Feverwort, Filwort, Bitter Herb, Red Centaury, Christ's Ladder, Centaury Gentian

Making a delicious cup of tea with loose leaf herbs is simple and easy. Brewing loose leaves is a traditional art with many different styles and varying items of tea brewing equipment on the market. There are one cup teaballs that can be filled with loose leaves, flowers, and barks and submerged straight into a boiling cup of hot water and then left to infuse. The rule of thumb with brewing loose leaves is to allow them to fully release their beneficial aromatic phyto-chemical content.

This process is lovingly called brewing and takes 5-10 minutes so a tea cosy is recommended if you are using a pot. When making a pot of tea it is advised that you use one teaspoon of loose leaf tea per person and one for the pot. Any true tea maker who truly appreciates the art would recommend heating the pot first, and of course when the tea is fully infused it is absolutely necessary that the drinker sits down and takes a minute to enjoy! For full instructions go to our How to make Herbal Tea Page.

Use 1-2 teaspoons of Centaury Tops Tea per cup of boiling water and steep for 3-10 minutes depending on taste. Then strain and serve.

Serving:

1-2 teaspoons dried leaf per 1 cup of boiling water up to 3 times a day

Indigo Herbs Centaury Tops Tea comes from plants that are grown for the specific use as tea. All plants are grown under supervision and the soil is checked regularly for heavy metals and toxins. When this perennial is at peak maturity the leaves are separated from the root, cleaned and air dried in the shade so none of the chemical constituents are destroyed by the sun. The leaves are then tested again for any pollutants before being shipped. This process complies with GMP standards and has the Indigo Herbs seal of approval.

Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

May cause mild abdominal discomfort and cramps. Contraindicated in persons with peptic ulcers.

Please contact your healthcare practitioner if you are taking prescription medications.

Stay in touch
Interests
5 out of 5 stars
9.7 TRUSTSCORE
|
9476 REVIEWS
See some of the reviews here
18 Jul.
5 out of 5 stars
Great products and service
I have used Indigo Herbs a number of times and the service is great. Prompt delivery and great quality products.
Read more... KS
18 Jul.
5 out of 5 stars
Excellent service & quality of product.
Excellent service & quality of product.
Read more... Mrs Annabel Knott
17 Jul.
5 out of 5 stars
Indigo Herbs is one of my favourite…
Indigo Herbs is one of my favourite internet sellers since several years. Always very good prices, including modest shipping costs. Delivery is as fast as one can wish, the packing secure. The products always of the highest class. Warmly recommended.
Read more... Anders Rosen
17 Jul.
5 out of 5 stars
Order arrived promptly
Order arrived promptly and with minimal packaging. No plastic which I was very pleased about.
Read more... Jason Clarke
17 Jul.
5 out of 5 stars
I was recommended this site
I was recommended this site, it was easy to use and had the product I needed. Good information. Would definitely recommend.
Read more... Fiona
17 Jul.
5 out of 5 stars
This is the only place I have found…
This is the only place I have found where I can buy a range of loose herbal teas. I've gone back to brewing tea in a pot, it's so much better. The herbs arrived quickly - only one grumble; it would be useful to have different pack sizes for the teas.
Read more... Carol Rees George
Best Sellers
New Products
Latest Blog Posts

Share