Herb: Blessed Thistle


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Blessed Thistle
Cnicus benedictus

Parts Used: Flowers, Leaves, Stems

Phytochemicals: beta-carotene, beta-sitosterol, cnicin, ferulic acid, kaempferol, luteolin, oleanolic acid, stigmasterol

Nutrients: Calcium, essential fatty acids, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, Vitamins B1, B2, B3, and C

This, IMO is another very good, but unheard of herb. How many of you have heard of Blessed Thistle? Well, it is also called St. Benedict Thistle and Holy Thistle. But you will be amazed as to what this herb can do for you. Caution: should be handled with care to avoid toxic skin effects.

Known Uses for Blessed Thistle:
  • Stimulates the appetite
  • stimulates stomach secretions
  • heals the liver
  • lessons inflammation
  • cleanses the blood
  • improves circulation
  • strengthens the heart
  • may act as 'brain food'
  • good for female disorders
  • increases milk flow in nursing mothers

BTW, i have never had the opportunity to get my hands on some of this Blessed Thistle, but this older guy was telling me about it, i had know idea what it was util i did a little research. If you know where to get some, PM me!