Saflax Gift Set - Common Centaury - Centaurium Erythraea - 250 Seeds - with Gift Box, Card, Label and Potting Substrate

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  • A bitter taste brings joy to the heart and eases the digestion
  • Fresh seeds from recent harvest
  • 250 seeds per packet
  • With detailed instructions for successful potting
  • The Common Centaury is under conservation and not so often be found in Europe. Occasionally it grows on sunny, semi-arid


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SAFLAX Gift Set - Common Centaury - Centaurium erythraea - 250 seeds - With gift box, card, label and potting substrate

A bitter taste brings joy to the heart and eases the digestion

Mail a growing gift to a friend. Coming with the seeds you chose, a little box (17 x 12 x 2 cm) ready to mail, sticker to label the box, greeting card for your personal notes and germfree and permeable potting substrate based on coconut fiber (dried block) in a stand-up bag. This way your friend will be ready to start right away when your gift arrives.

The Common Centaury was already appreciated by Hippokrates and Hildegard of Bingen and is still a well-esteemed medicinal plant today. It belongs to the gentian family and is due to its bitterness particularly used as a medicinal plant against indigestion. The name Common Centaury goes back to an old legend that tells about a rich man who had heartburn, and offered a thousand guilder to whoever could bring him a medicinal herb to cure him. The annual or biennial plant grows 20 to 50 cm tall, and produces from June until September, on its four-sided stalks a bunch of star-shaped rosy flowers of simple beauty that only open up with a temperature of 20 ° Celsius. Active agents: The medically relevant parts of the plant are the dried stalks, the leaves and the blossoms. Tea: Two teaspoonsful of the herb are to be dashed with - litre of hot boiling water and after about 5 to 10 minutes of simmering to be strained. The tea is to be taken before the meals in case of lack of appetite and after the meals in case of indigestion. Compresses: Douse about three grams of the herb with 100 ml of hot boiling water and strain the brew after five minutes of simmering. The cloths for the compress are to be soaked in the tea and applied on the area to be treated. Compresses have a positive effect on all sorts of skin diseases. Bath essence: Soak about three tablespoonsful of the herb in one litre of water for about 12 hours. Strain the brew and add it to your bathing water - it helps with fatigue and blemished skin.

Natural Location: The Common Centaury is under conservation and not so often be found in Europe. Occasionally it grows on sunny, semi-arid or fresh meadows and wood glades in altitudes of up to 1200 meters.

Cultivation: Seed propagation indoors is possible throughout the year. However, a pre-cultivation and planting out later on, would be ideal. Seeding directly in the garden bed or in a tub outdoors can also be done from April onwards. Spread the fine seeds onto moist potting compost and put just a little compost earth on top. Cover the seed container with clear film to prevent the earth from drying out, but don't forget to make some holes in the clear film and take it every second or third day completely off for about 2 hours. That way you avoid mold formation on your potting compost. Place the seed container somewhere bright and warm with a temperature between 20° C and 25° Celsius and keep the earth moist, but not wet. It will take two to four weeks until germination, and in May you can plant the small seedlings out.

Place: The Common Centaury prefers a half-shaded or sunny location and a rather dry than moist place.

Care: All aerial parts of the blossoming plant have medicinal use after you harvested and dried them in an airy, shaded place with preferably through draught.

During Winter: The Common Centaury is fully frost-hard.

Bonsai ability: No

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45212-22-Centaurium-erythraea-EU.jpg - Franz Eugen K?hler - Public domain -
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