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Blessed ThistleScientific Name: Cnicus benedictus L.
Blessed Thistle InformationBlessed Thistle, through its bitter properties, increases the flow of gastric juices relieving dyspepsia, indigestion and headaches associated with liver congestion. British and German Pharmacopoeias recognize that 'bitters', including blessed thistle, stimulate bile flow and cleanse the liver. Blessed thistle, as a "bitter vegetable drug" is considered to be a medicinal agent used to stimulate appetite, aid digestion and promote health.
Certain bitter flavonoids found in the leaves, stems and barks of many plants, particularly the oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs), have indeed been shown to strengthen the walls of blood vessels and capillaries thereby improving overall blood circulation. OPCs have also been shown to bind to collagen and prevent its degradation by enzymes and free radicals and aid in the repair of damaged collagen and elastin. Blessed thistle extracts also have anti-bacterial activity and antinflammatory activity.
Blessed Thistle Benefits
- Useful in the treatment of acne
- Useful for hepatitis and jaundice
- Useful in stimulating appetite and treat symptoms associated with anorexia/appetite Loss
- Has Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
- Aids in detoxifying and treating digestive and gastrointestinal disorder
- Provides relief from headaches associated with liver congestion
Blessed Thistle Nutrient ContentTannin, Cnicine (a bitter principal), a sequiterpenoid lactone, mucilage, and trace of essential oil
Blessed Thistle NotesNo known drug interactions at this time. However, allergic reactions to this herb are possible in certain individuals.
Blessed Thistle Products
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| 100 caps, 360 mg || $8.99 || $5.95 || More info |
| 100 caps || $8.49 || $4.95 || More info |
| 1 fl ounce || $9.49 || $5.95 || More info |