Centauress - Medieval Tonic for Intentionality & Cleansing
ANCIENT MEDIEVAL TONIC OF RECOVERY HERBS
For the the person who has lost their path, the sycophant who needs healing.
COURAGE & WILLPOWER
Removes residue of leftover illness. For physical & mental strength.
The genus is named Artemisia from Artemis, the Greek name for Diana. In an early translation of the Herbarium of Apuleius we find:'Of these worts that we name Artemisia, it is said that Diana did find them and delivered their powers and leechdom to Chiron the Centaur, who first from these Worts set forth a leechdom, and he named these worts from the name of Diana, Artemis, that is Artemisias.'
The genus name Centaurium comes from Greek: "kentaureion" (= belonging to the Centaurs). The Centaurs are healing forest and mountain dwellers, at the time of Homer they were still without the part of a horse, this was attached to them later. The epithet erythraea (from the Latin "erythraeus" = reddish) refers to the colour of the pink flowers. The English name refers simultaneously to the gold that could hardly be paid for the value of medicinal plants, whereby "aurei centum" (Latin) means one hundred pieces of gold. Therefore, the plant was first called the Hundred Guilder herb, then later translated in exaggeration as the Thousand Guilder herb.
Crafted with Organic Centaury herb, Wormwood and Rue. Has a milky taste to it, silky and cleansing.
This is a bitter tonic made for sipping from a gutted orange with one of our Traveller Tea filter straws or bombillas.