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Planta Med ;53 3: Easily grown in ordinary garden soil[1]. Benedict’s thistleblessed thistleholy thistle or spotted thistleis a thistle -like plant in the family Asteraceaenative to the Mediterranean regionfrom Portugal north to southern France and east to Iran.

Dosing adjustments may be necessary. Interactions with Herbs and Dietary Supplements Based on laboratory studies, blessed thistle may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with herbs or supplements that are believed to increase the risk of bleeding although effects in humans are not known. Although less widely used nowadays, it is still seen to have a wide range of applications though it is mainly employed as an ingredient in herbal tonics[].

Synthesis of anti-HIV activity of dibenzylbutyrolactone lignans. Right plant wrong place. An infusion of the whole plant has also been used as a contraceptive[] and is often used in the treatment of liver and gall bladder problems[9].

If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. South Benedidtus blessed thistle Plant pest. The German Commission E Monographs, a therapeutic guide to herbal medicine, approve Cnicus benedictus for dyspepsia indigestion and loss of appetite see [] for critics of commission E.

These thistles are not considered edibleunlike CirsiumArctium and Onopordum species; the leaves are considered unpalatable if not bitter. May be bitter in taste. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can.


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For more information about QR Codes click here. QR Code What’s this? Human research of blessed thistle as a treatment for viral infections is lacking. Blessed thistle contains tannins. Allergies Allergic reactions to blessed thistle including rash may occur, as well as cross-sensitivity to mugwort and echinacea.

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However, there is limited scientific study in these areas. It is in flower from May to September, and the seeds ripen from July to October. In Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothingthis thistle, in tincture form, is recommended for a cold. Click on a place name to get a complete noxious cnocus list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds.

It has been used in emergencies when other oils were not available[]. Views Read Edit View history. It is used in the treatment of the liver and gall bladder[9]. Symbols for Unknown Plants.

Possible increase in bleeding – care needed with anticoagulants or blood thining agents []. It is known in other parts of the world, including parts of North America, as an introduced species and often a noxious weed. Children under 18 years old Not recommended due to lack of lack of reliable safety data. It cannot grow in the shade. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

This herb has been tested in laboratory studies for its properties against infections, cancer, and inflammation with promising results. The plant is also used internally in the treatment of anorexia, poor appetite associated with depression, dyspepsia, flatulent colic etc[]. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. About our new maps. The information in this monograph is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns.


Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider. J Ethnopharmacol ;44 1: Possible cross-reactivity with mugwort and echinacea also bitter weed, blanket flower, chrysanthemum, colt’s foot, dandelion and marigold. Native to the Mediterranean region, from Portugal north to southern France and east to Iran.

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Spermatophyta — Seed plants. C Laboratory studies report no activity of blessed thistle against herpes viruses, influenza, or poliovirus.

The herb is used as a flavouring[, ] the part that is used is not specified. It prefers dry or moist soil. Blessed thistle is traditionally believed to stimulate stomach acid secretion and has been used as a treatment for indigestion or gas. Reliable human study is lacking. Men were required to run after each dose in order to encourage sweating. For “blessed milk thistle”, see Benedicts marianum. Side Effects and Warnings Blessed thistle is generally considered to be safe when used by mouth in recommended doses for short periods of time, with few reported side effects.

Food and Drug Administration does not strictly regulate herbs and supplements. Phytochemical investigation of medicinal plant Cnicus wallichii and Cnicus benedictus L. The species is hermaphrodite has both male and female organs and is pollinated by Insects.