Erythraea Centaurium - Fam. Gentianaceae
The flowered summits-made drug is mainly employed as a bitter tonic to reactivate both the secretion and the motility of the digestive tract in all those circumstances characterized by digestive difficulty, painful dyspepsia with meteorism.
It stimulates the appetite and manifests a mild purgative action consequent to the triggering of the gastrointestinal mucous. Plyny: “taken as a beverage it makes all poisons evacuate from below”.