Blessed Thistle, Organic, 1oz. bag

$2.50 or $2.13 / month

Blessed Thistle, Organic, 1oz. bag.
Cnicus benedictus

Bitter in flavor, blessed thistle is commonly used in extracts and cordials. Blessed thistle has been revered since the Middle Ages in Europe for its use as a digestive stimulant and nutritive tonic. This herb is approved by the German Commission E for its ability to increase appetite and support the digestive process and is also an approved food additive in the United States for its flavoring of liqueurs such as Benedictine. Blessed thistle is considered energetically cooling and drying with a bitter taste. Another common name of blessed thistle is holy thistle. Because the plant had a reputation in Medieval Europe as a cure for the plague and “other diseases of melancholy,” it also became known as holy thistle and St. Benedict’s thistle.

Persons with allergies to other members of the Asteraceae family (such as feverfew, chamomile, or Echinacea species) should exercise caution with Blessed Thistle as allergic cross-reactivity to Asteraceae plants is common. May reduce the effectiveness of H2-blockers and proton pump inhibitors.

Sold in 1oz. quantities. If you want multiple ounces, just add multiple quantities.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult your herbalist or healthcare provider before introducing any herbs or supplements into your routine.

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