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A.Vogel Centaurium.

A.Vogel Centaurium.

Vogel Centaurum is used to improve digestion by increasing digestive enzymes and gut motility to help food breakdown. Also reduces gastric reflux

Code:  VOG30311
Brand:  A Vogel
FORM (e.g. capsules):  Tincture

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A.Vogel Centaurium (50ml)

Health Supplement

Ideally, Centaurium, like all bitter herbs, should be taken 15 minutes before meals. It should always be taken in a little water, sipped and held in the mouth before swallowing, to stimulate its action.

This product may help symptoms of:

• General indigestion
• Gastric reflux
• Heartburn
• Hiatus Hernia
• Anorexia
• Lack of appetite
• Acidic stomach

Stomach bitters are used to improve digestion. They do so by increasing the secretion of digestive enzymes and increasing gut motility.

These actions, mediated via the hormone gastrin, enhance the breakdown of food which then helps to relieve symptoms of indigestion such as nausea, flatulence,fullness and gastric discomfort.

Another important function of gastrin is to tighten the oesophageal sphincter.This reduces the tendency for reflux of the gastric contents into the esophagus, a condition which is seen with hiatus hernia and other causes of reflux, which give rise to the symptom of heartburn.

The ability of Centaurium to improve the appetite in those with anorexia can be of use in both children and adults. It is worthwhile to note that this herb will not influence a normal appetite.

Mode of Action

  •  Bitter tonic
  • Digestive stimulant

Centaurium owes its action to the group of compounds called bitter glycosides. The taste of these substances in the mouth stimulates the appetite and triggers the secretion of digestive juices in the stomach. This in turn improves the breakdown of food.

At the same time, the hormone gastrin is secreted by the walls of the stomach.This enhances gastric motility and relaxes the pyloric sphincter, which allows food to pass out of the stomach more easily. The tone of the oesophageal sphincter also is increased, preventing reflux of food from the stomach back into the oesophagus, a process which is responsible for the symptoms of heartburn.

Centaurium also tones up a 'sluggish' digestion. It enhances the appetite - an action which may be beneficial in children who are picky eaters, adults recovering from illnesses, poor eaters or those suffering from anorexia nervosa.


Tincture of organically grown fresh aerial parts of Centaurium umbellatum (Centaury), extracted in alcohol (66%V/V)

Adults: 10 - 15 drops 3 times daily before meals, in a little water.

Children (2-12 years): 1 drop per year of age twice daily in a little water.

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What A. Vogel health supplements Offer

A Vogel develop and produce remedies made from plant extracts (phyto-products) and herbal medicinal products made using fresh plants and distribute these internationally. They offer clear, reliable information on health issues.  

A. Vogel health supplements - Quality/ Ecology

Natural, eco-friendly cultivation is at the heart of their business. They use fresh plants and take a particular interest in environmental issues. 

Customers respond to the quality of the products and appreciate being kept up-to-date with the latest information on health matters.

A. Vogel health supplements - Collaborators/ Ethics

They are totally committed to carrying on the work of Alfred Vogel and are delighted that they can do so. They agree with the objectives of their partners and encourage them to take responsibility. They are in favour of systematically maintaining and protecting health and encourage both personal and professional development. They act with honesty and integrity.

A Vogel Independence

Economic success guarantees their commercial independence, and our continuing development.

The uniqueness of A Vogel herbs

The herbs used to produce A.Vogel fresh herb tinctures and fresh herb tincture tablets are grown using a strict organic protocol, mainly in the fertile conditions of Roggwil, Switzerland. This allows the company to exert complete control over the cultivation of plants - from the time of planting through to harvesting. All the company's products are manufactured under Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) protocols and control. Stringent quality control tests and checks are carried out throughout all the stages of growth and manufacture.

Seeds are collected each autumn to create the new stock of spring seedlings. These are planted out by hand in our organic fields where the Swiss climate is ideal for cultivating strong healthy plants.

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