A – Z of Herbal Remedies

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Thistle Remedy

Other Names: Blessed Thistle, Thistle, Carduus Benedictus, Holy thistle, Spotted Thistle, St Benedict's Thistle, Cnicus Benedictus
Traditional Usages: Normalize Menstrual Cycle, Promotes Appetitie, Headaches, Digestive Disorders, Vertigo, Dizziness, Yellow Jaundice, Sores, Boils, Itches, French Pox, Deafness, Provokes Urine, Induces Perspiration, Debility, Gastric Problems
Resources: Mediterranean, North and South America, Europe, Southeast Asia
Parts Used: Leaves, Flowers
Herbal Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Blessed Thistle - Herbal remedy for Anorexia:  Blessed thistle stimulates appetite in those who suffer from anorexia. It can be taken in the form of capsules or as a tea. As a tea infuse 1 or 2 teaspoons of dried blessed thistle in  8 ounces of boiling water. Strain and drink up to 3 cups per day. Blessed thistle tea is bitter so it can be mixed with a teaspoon of honey for a pleasant taste. Capsules:  Blessed thistle capsules are available. A typical dose is one capsule, 3 times a day.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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