Centaury (Herbs/Suppl)

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Brand and Other Names:bitter clover, bitterbloom, more...centaurium umbellatum, Christ's ladder, erythraea centaurium, feverwort, wild succory

Suggested Dosing

Tea

Steep 2-4 g in 150 mL boiling water

1 cup of tea PO TID

Crushed Herb

2-4 g PO TID

Average daily dose 6 g/day

Liquid extract (1:1 in 25% alcohol

2-4 mL PO TID

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Suggested Uses

Appetite loss, fever, high blood pressure, kidney stones, diabetes, dyspepsia, worms, snake bite, jaundice, freckles and spots

Efficacy

Insufficient reliable information. More studies needed

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Adverse Effects

None reported

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Warnings

Peptic ulcer

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: consult physician

Lactation: consult physician

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Metabolism: N/A

Excretion: N/A

Mechanism of Action

Stimulates production of saliva & gastric juices

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