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State agriculture or natural resource departments. It is also a component in some bitters formulas. Introduced, Invasive, and Noxious Plants.

This plant may be known by one or benedictks common benedictux in different places, and some are listed above. Flower heads, harvested before the flowers open, have been used as a globe artichoke Cynara cardunculus substitute[].

Tracheobionta — Vascular plants. Blessed thistle should not be mistaken for milk thistle Silybum marianus or other members of the thistle family. Asian J Chem ;7: Consult a healthcare provider immediately if you experience side effects.

This plant is listed by the U.

Additional research is needed before a firm conclusion can be reached. Planta Med ;53 3: For a list of references used on this page please go here. Synthesis of anti-HIV activity of dibenzylbutyrolactone lignans. Schneider G, Lachner I. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included.


The effects in humans of blessed thistle tannins are not known. Orally administered menstrual drug products for over-the-counter human use. Direct contact with blessed thistle can cause skin and eye irritation. C Laboratory studies report no activity of blessed thistle against herpes viruses, influenza, or poliovirus. Arch Pharm Res ;18 6: Scanned by Omnitek Inc.

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Cnicus benedictus

Evidence Table These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Plant Materials Web Site. The herb is used as a flavouring[, ] the part that is used is not specified.

It is hardy to zone UK 8. Inhibition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa by Argentinean medicinal plants.

Dry sunny places in arable, stony and waste ground[7, 9, ]. QR Code What’s this?

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Unclear scientific evidence for this use D: A homeopathic remedy is made from the plant[9]. The flower heads are rather small and using them in this way is very fiddly[K].


The related genus Notobasis is included in Cnicus by some botanists; it differs in slender, much spinier leaves, and purple flowers.

It has been used in emergencies when other oils were not available[]. Blessed thistle Cnicus benedictus L. However, high-quality trials showing benefits in humans are lacking. Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts.

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State noxious weed lists for 46 states. For “blessed milk thistle”, see Silybum marianum.

May G, Willuhn G. Prefers a dry soil and a sunny position[7]. This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources beenedictus below. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. This plant can be weedy or invasive.

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Novitch M, Schweiker R. Bioorg Med Chem Lett ;6 8: Allergies Allergic reactions to blessed thistle including rash may occur, as well as cross-sensitivity to mugwort and echinacea.

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