centaury is an herb. people dry the components that develop above the ground and use them as remedy.

centaury is used for lack of appetite (anorexia) and upset stomach (dyspepsia).

in beverages, centaury is used as a flavoring.

different names:
bitter herb, centaura menor, centaurea menor, centaurium erythraea, centaurium minus, centaurium umbellatum, common centaury, drug centaurium, erythraea centaurium, érythrée, lesser centauru, minor centaury, petite-centaurée, petite centaurée commune, petite centaurée en ombelle, petite centaurée rouge.

inadequate proof to rate effectiveness for:
lack of urge for food.
belly discomfort.
other conditions.
extra proof is wanted to price the effectiveness of centaury for those uses.