Extracted from: Dried leaves, stems and flowers
Herb:Alcohol Ratio- 1:2
*The blessed thistle (Cnicus benedictus) is a weed with prickly leaves and yellow flowers surrounded by purple spikes. It is indigenous to the Mediterranean, and was originally used in Ayurvedic medicine in India and Bhutan. The plant was then introduced to Europe in the 1800’s and mainly cultivated in monasteries by monks where it gained the title “blessed”(benedictus) for its use in treating the black plague.
Blessed Thistle extracts are commonly used for improving circulation and purifying the blood. The herbal tincture may also improve the flow of blood to the brain, stimulating memory and excellent support herb for poor concentration. Some have used Blessed Thistle leaf for its antidepressant effects, and for improving vital energy. It has been found to be of help in nervous disorders, such as hysteria, melancholy, nervousness, dizziness and vertigo.
Blessed Thistle extracts are useful for respiratory conditions, as it is an expectorant, antiseptic and vulnerary herb. It can be used for infections, weak lungs, colds, and viral infections that have settled in the chest. It is possible that it could be useful for pneumonia, as it is an excellent remedy for the treatment of wet, congestive conditions of the respiratory tract.
Packaging and Shipping
2 fl. oz., and 4 fl. oz. extracts come in amber glass bottles with a dropper.
*Dosage suggestion: 20-30 drops up to 4 times daily under the tongue or in water. Shake well. Store in cool dark place.
A tincture is a concentrated liquid form of an herb. Tinctures preserve and concentrate the properties of the herb, which makes the effects of the herb stronger and longer lasting. Our alcohol based tinctures have a shelf life of several years and can be consumed in water or under the tongue.
Blessed Thistle tincture has been used traditionally to stimulate menstruation and should be avoided during pregnancy. Excess use of Blessed Thistle (many times the recommended dosage) may cause vomiting, but Blessed Thistle is generally considered to be safe when used by mouth in recommended doses for short periods of time.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.