Centaurium is used to stimulate appetite, eliminate indigestion, and increase the absorption of nutrients. This herb purifies the blood and is an excellent tonic. It can be used to treat muscular rheumatism and can strengthen bladder control in elderly people. Some say this herb can help prevent bed-wetting and regulate the gall bladder as well.
Centaurium has been used as a tonic for the gastrointestinal tract that helps to expel excess gas and relieve bloating, heartburn, dyspepsia, poor appetite, constipation and colic. It stimulates gastric secretions and is an aromatic stomachic that is used to strengthen stomach function. Centaurrium is also believed to cleanse toxins from the liver, kidneys, and gallbladder and to purify the bloodstream.