CanchalaguaErythraea Venusta - Centaury, Centaurium Erythraea
Below are the strongest indications of Canchalagua in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Used extensively as a fever remedy and bitter tonic (Gentiana), antimalarial and antiseptic. Of use in severe type of intermittent fever in hot countries; also, in influenza. Sore, as if bruised all over. Sensation of drops falling from and upon different spots.
Tincture, in drop doses. Must be made from the fresh plant. Its medicinal properties are lost in the dry.
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.