The lesser centaury is a medicinal plant that grows in the form every two years and is called binomial Centaurium umbellatum. One of the characteristics typical of the smaller centaury stem having along its length several pairs of small light-colored wings. In the smaller centaury Ahuevado are shaped leaves. The leaves of this plant can grow directly from the stem or base of the plant.
Lesser centaury flowers, moreover, have rather short stalks and always grow in the summer months. At the time of collecting the smaller centaury plant for medicinal purposes it is best to take the flowers that give the plant (you have to dry them immediately). To further exploit the advantages of lesser centaury medicinally recommend storing this plant in small bags or sealed bags.
The chemical composition of the smaller centaury includes items such as various alkaloids, potassium salts, tannins, bitter glycosides magnesium. The main medicinal actions of lower centaury are diuretic, antipyretic, hypoglycemic, and general snack. It is also very good at stimulating the secretions of the digestive system. In different parts of the world is used less for their properties centaury in diabetes, rheumatism, fever and cholesterol high.
One can make medicinal preparations based on smaller centaury infusion. Lesser centaury infusion is prepared with only 30 grams of this herb per liter of water. This herb also can be exploited in powder form. The recommended dose is between 2 and 4 gr per day. One of the great advantages of the smaller centaury can also be used externally.