Centaurii herba


This is a summary of the scientific conclusions reached by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of centaury. The HMPC conclusions are taken into account by EU Member States when evaluating applications for the licensing of herbal medicines containing centaury.

This summary is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use medicines containing centaury. For practical information about using centaury medicines, patients should read the package leaflet that comes with the medicine or contact their doctor or pharmacist.

Key facts

Latin name Centaurii herba
English common name Centaury
Botanical name Centaurium erythraea Rafn. s.l.
Therapeutic area
  • Loss of appetite
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
F: Assessment finalised
Date added to the inventory
Date added to priority list
Outcome of European assessment
European Union herbal monograph


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