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  • n. a genus of low-growing herbs mostly of the northern hemisphere having flowers with protruding spirally twisted anthers.

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  • n. genus of low-growing herbs mostly of northern hemisphere having flowers with protruding spirally twisted anthers

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  • Centaury (Erythrea centaurium) is regarded as a natural liver tonic.

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  • Like all stomach bitters, centaurium - also known as Centaury, helps to stimulate the tastebuds, increasing the secretion of digestive enzymes that help to break down food.

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  • Ibid. comiculata horned Canada Gent I ANA faponaria Gentian, loapwort Virginia villofa hoary Ibid. centaurium leiT/centaurylbid. quinquefolia penfylvanian Penfylv. latsa yellow Virginia ciliata ciliated Canada Eryngivm fcstidum Sea-holly, fcetid Virginia aquaticum aquatic Ibid.

    Travels through that part of North America formerly called Louisiana.

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