What Makes Centranthus Ruber So Special

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Centranthus ruber, more commonly known as Jupiter’s Beard, is a special plant for a number of reasons. It is native to the Mediterranean region and grows best in well-drained soil with full sun exposure. The plant blooms throughout the summer months with beautiful clusters of tubular flowers that range in color from white to deep red. But what makes this plant so special is not just its beauty; it also has a long history of use in traditional medicine.

What is Centranthus Ruber


Centranthus ruber is a perennial herb that’s typically found in the Mediterranean area and has been used as a natural remedy for anxiety, insomnia, migraines, colds, flu symptoms, and more. It was commonly referred to as “red valerian” because it resembles another popular medicinal herb known as Valeriana officinalis or “valerian.”

Why is it called the “red valerian”?


Many people refer to red valerian as the ‘red’ version of valerian because they look similar with their long stems and flower spikes. Centranthus ruber is an extremely hardy plant that can thrive in dry soil conditions and rocky ledges making it easy to grow.

What are some of its medicinal benefits and side effects?

Centranthus Ruber is known to help with anxiety and migraines. Reviews of the herb online show that it’s used by various people for treating both menopausal symptoms and PMS. Some men even use this herb to treat erectile dysfunction! It also has antibiotic properties which makes it an effective treatment against colds or flu symptoms, especially in children.

How to use this herb as a natural remedy for anxiety, insomnia, migraines, and more

Centranthus Ruber can be taken as a supplement, tea, or tincture form. To make your own tea, you’ll need 9-10 grams of dried Centranthus ruber leaves per cup of boiling water. Steep the mixture for 20 minutes or until desired strength is reached then strain and drink two times daily. You can also place Centranthus ruber in a jar and pour vodka into the jar until it covers all of the leaves. It’s best to keep your jar in a cool dark place for about one month (shake daily). After you’ve let it sit for a month, strain your Centranthus ruber leaves and store the liquid in a separate container. Drink 1-2 teaspoons of this extract two times daily or up to four times daily if anxiety or insomnia is severe.

Where do I get my hands on some Centranthus Ruber herb so I can try it out myself!

There are many ways you can get your hands on Centranthus Ruber:

Make sure you’re buying from trusted sellers/companies when adding herbs to your cart online! Look for reviews left by previous customers so that you have an idea of others about their experience with certain brands.

Plant your own! If you have a green thumb at home, it’s always good to start off with seedlings/plants that are organically grown. You can either plant in soil or water (depending on preference). Just make sure that when planting in soil, the roots aren’t exposed, and try to keep the plant moist until it has roots.

Find local farms near you! A lot of farmers sell medicinal herbs they’ve grown themselves for cheaper than what you’d find online. It’s best if you buy in bulk because most likely they won’t carry any large enough quantities for online buyers.


Centranthus ruber is a beautiful perennial flower that can be found throughout much of the world. It has showy red flowers that bloom in the spring and summer, and it’s easy to grow in a variety of climates. What makes this plant so special? Let’s take a closer look at some of the reasons why Centranthus ruber is such an amazing flower.

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