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Planta Med ;24 2: The effects in humans of blessed thistle tannins are not known. The plant is harvested in the summer as it comes into flower and is dried for later use. Novitch M, Schweiker R. The whole plant is astringent, bitter, cholagogue, diaphoretic, diuretic, strongly emetic in large doses, emmenagogue, galactogogue, stimulant, stomachic and tonic[4, 7, 9, 21,].
The flower heads are rather small and using them in this way is very fiddly[K]. Abortifacient, anorexia, appetite stimulant, astringent, bleeding, blood purifier, boils, breast milk stimulant, bubonic plague, cancer, cervical dysplasia, choleretic bile flow stimulantcolds, contraceptive birth controldiaphoretic sweat stimulantdiarrhea, digestion enhancement, diuretic increasing urineexpectorant, fever reducer, gallbladder disease, inflammation, jaundice, liver disorders, malaria, memory improvement, menstrual disorders, menstrual flow stimulant, painful menstruation, rabies, salivation stimulant, skin ulcers, wound healing, yeast infections.
Spermatophyta — Seed plants. The blessed thistle was widely cultivated in the middle ages, when it was seen as a cure-all for all cnicua of diseases including the plague. Perez C, Anesini C. Many tinctures contain high levels of alcohol and should be avoided during pregnancy. Multiple cases of bleeding have been reported with the use of Ginkgo bilobaand fewer cases with garlic and saw palmetto.
In Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothingthis thistle, in tincture form, is recommended for a cold.
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Introduced, Invasive, and Noxious Plants. Benedlctus Read Edit View history. This plant can be weedy or invasive. Common names are from state and federal lists. It has been used in emergencies when other oils were not available.
Blessed thistle is traditionally believed to increase stomach acid secretion and may be inadvisable in patients with stomach ulcers, reflux disease heartburnhiatal hernia, or Barrett’s esophagus. Blessed thistle should not be mistaken for milk thistle Silybum marianus or other members of the thistle family. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven.
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This article needs additional citations for verification. Retrieved from ” https: It is used in the treatment of the liver and gall bladder. May be bitter in taste. An evaluation of 55 commercial plant benedictuz in the Ames mutagenicity test. However, high-quality trials showing benefits in humans are lacking.
State noxious weed lists for 46 states. J Med Chem ;39 1: Seed – sow in situ in the spring or early autumn. Evidence Table These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Effects of blessed thistle or chemicals in blessed thistle called lignans against HIV are not clear.
This taxon has not yet been assessed.