centaurea aspera

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centaurea aspera
English: Corn flower.

French: Centaurea.

From the family of Gencianáceas.

Centauri also called Aspera.

Hypoglycemic, ie, lowers the amount of sugar in the blood and urine of diabetics.

Used Part.

The flowering plant.

Active Principles.

Plant wide use popular but poorly studied. Contains derivatives of beta - sitosterol. Heterósidos cyanogenic. Lactones Sesquiterpenes type germacranólido.

Drug Action.

Aperitif, digestive, slightly lowering, antiseptic, antiinflammatory, colerética, colagogo.


Anorexia, dyspepsia hiposecretoras, diabetes, hepatobiliary dyskinesia.

Caution / Poisoning.

When prescribing a diabetic, will be monitoring the blood glucose to adjust, if necessary, the dose of insulin or oral agents.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Infusion: one tablespoon per cup for dessert, two or three cups a day before meals.

Dust: 1 to 3 g / day.

External use:

Infusion: 60 to 80 g / l, in the form of baths.


Bézanger - Beauquesne, L; Pinkas, M; Torck, M; Trotin, F. Medicinal plants of temperate Regions. Paris: Maloine, 1980, p. 389.

Mulet, L. Ethnobotanical survey of the province of Castellon. Castellon: Provincial, 1991, pp. 102 - 4.

Peris, JB; Stübing, G; Figuerola, R. Guide to Medicinal Plants of Valencia. Valencia: Las Provincias, 1996, p. 97.

Villar, L; Palacín, JM; Calvo, C. Gomez, D; Montserrat, G. Medicinal Plants of the Aragonese Pyrenees and other tierrras Huesca. 2. Huesca: Provincial, 1992, p. 61.

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