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A very ornamental plant, it is often cultivated in Europe as a medicinal herb and for its oil yielding seed[9, 61]. Effects of blessed thistle or chemicals in blessed thistle called lignans against HIV are not clear.

The information in this monograph is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns. Planta Med ;53 3: Root – boiled as a pot herb[]. Caution is advised in patients with bleeding disorders or benesictus agents that may increase the risk of bleeding. QR Code What’s this?

The plant is used externally in the treatment of wounds and ulcers[]. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Other species once included in the benddictus have largely been reclassified to CirsiumCarduusand Centaurea. For more information about QR Codes click here.

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State noxious weed lists for 46 states. Introduced, Invasive, and Noxious Plants. Men were required to run after each dose in order to encourage sweating. Orally administered menstrual drug products for over-the-counter human use.

This plant is listed by the U. Please view the copyright link for more information. This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.

This taxon has not yet been assessed. Novitch M, Schweiker R. Blessed thistle contains tannins. An infrequent casual in Britain[17]. Phytochemical investigation of medicinal plant Cnicus wallichii and Cnicus benedictus L. It has been used in emergencies when other oils were not available[]. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Based on laboratory studies, blessed thistle may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with drugs that also increase the risk of bleeding although effects in humans are not known.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The plant is also used internally in the treatment of anorexia, poor appetite associated with depression, dyspepsia, flatulent colic etc[].



Native to the Mediterranean region, from Portugal north to southern France and east to Iran. Bioorg Med Chem Lett ;6 8: Always seek advice benediictus a professional before using a plant medicinally. It has sometimes been used as a galactogogue to promote lactation. For a list of references used on this page please go here.

Cnicus benedictus

Attribution This information is based on a systematic review of scientific literature edited and peer-reviewed by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration www. The whole cnjcus is astringent, bitter, cholagogue, diaphoretic, diuretic, strongly emetic in large doses, emmenagogue, galactogogue, stimulant, stomachic and benedictuss, 7, 9, 21,].

Long-term ingestion of plants containing tannins may cause gastrointestinal upset, liver disease, kidney toxicity, or increased risk of developing esophageal or nasal cancer. Dosing Adults over 18 years old Tea, tinctures, and liquid extracts are available.