Blessed Thistle {Cnicus benedictus}

Blessed Thistle was first recognized as a potent antibacterial herb during the middle ages for those suffering from the plague. It is a bitter herb, promoting the secretion of bile and helping the digestive system assimilate and absorb nutrients and minerals. Blessed Thistle is a galactagogue promoting the production of breast milk. Research has shown that it promotes the regeneration of diseased liver cells and protects them against some poisons.

Family Asteraceae

Habitat Mediterranean

Part used Fruit/Seed

Associated Systems
Female Reproductive System, Digestive System

Cholagogue, Hepatic, hepatoprotective & hepatorestorative, Galactagogue, Demulcent

Chronic liver disease especially those due to alcohol, drug, or dietary abuse, Gall bladder problems.

Warnings & Interactions: 1A {Safety Chart}

This monograph does not intend to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. It is always advisable to consult with your trusted Herbalist or healthcare professional prior to use. Click here to book your appointment.



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