Blessed Thistle: Latin name: Cnicus benedictus Other name: Carden, Holy Thistle, Spotted Thistle, St. Bendedict Thistle
A Remedy For:
- * Appetite loss
- * Indigestion
What it is; Why it works
In Renaissance Europe, Blessed Thistle gained a reputation as a cure-all, and was even believed to have fought off the plague. The plant is praised for its medicinal powers in Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" and was recommended in early herbal treastises as a remedy for migraines and other headaches.
void if.... No known medical conditions preclude the use of Blessed Thistle
Point of Interest? For those new mothers that want to increase milk supply try this. Take 1 oz of blessed thistle powder, 2 oz of fennel seed, 1-2 ounces of fenugreek, and a ounce of oatstraw. Can not use blessed thistle by itself because it is too bitter. Let the mixture steep over night in 2 quarts of water. 2 quarts is enough for a week supply. Drink 1/2 cup of the tea twice daily. Hops is also good, so drinking 2-3 good quality non-alcoholic beers a day will also help.