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---Centaury contains a bitter principle, Erythro-centaurin, which is colourless, crystalline, non-nitrogenous, reddened by sunlight; a bitter glucoside, Erytaurin; Valeric acid, wax, etc.
It opens obstructions of the liver, gall and spleen. It help jaundice and
ease pains in the sides and hardness of the spleen. Used outwardly it has
very good effect in agues. It help those with the dropsy, or the green
sickness, and kills worms in the belly. A decoction of the tops with the
leaves and flowers is good against the colic, helps bring down women's
courses and void the dead birth and also eases the pains of the mother. It
is effectual in all pains of the joints, such as the gout, cramps or