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Centaurea (Cineraria) maritima

Centaurea (Cineraria) maritima                                            Common name: Dusty Miller

Family: Asteraceae

Part used: Leaf

Constituents:  Unsaturated pyrrolizidine alkaloids, sesquiterpene lactones

Actions: Anti-cataract

Centaury

Medical uses: Cataract (topically)

Pharmacy:  TOPICAL USE ONLY

Contraindications: Internal Use

Toxicity: Contains hepatotoxic alkaloids.

Interactions: Theoretically should not be combined with hepatotoxic drugs.

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