Blessed Thistle

Blessed Thistle: Overview

The leaves and flowering heads of Blessed Thistle (Cnicus benedictus, Gaetn.) are used medicinally by herbalists for various concerns.

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Blessed thistle should not be confused with milk thistle (Silybum marianum L.), a completely different plant.

Why it is Recommended

Not well studied, this plant has been used as a diaphoretic as well as an emmenagogue and for a variety of gastrointestinal complaints (for which it received an "Approved" status by the German Commission E).

Blessed thistle is unlikely to be used alone, and is probable only a minor contributing factor in multi-herb products for the above conditions.

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Blessed Thistle:

Blessed Thistle can help with the following:


Poor Memory

Blessed thistle takes oxygen to the brain and strengthens memory.

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