Working with Blessed Thistle
Blessed thistle is a bitter herb which stimulates the appetite, improves digestion, and relieves painful digestion. It has also been used to break up colds, for loss of appetite, and to stimulate lactation. Locally, it is used for wounds, and a compound, cnicin, with antibacterial properties has been identified.
Take 1/2 to 1 cup of an infusion of the dry herb warm as a diaphoretic in colds and half a cup cool as a digestive tonic.
Blessed Thistle has a taste of BITTER, ASTRINGENT and a temperature of COOL AND DRY.
Conditions treated with Blessed Thistle
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.