Nature's Way, Blessed Thistle 390 mg,
100 Veggie Caps, 100% Vegetarian,
Made in USA
What is Blessed Thistle?
Blessed thistle (Cnicus benedictus; also known as Holy Thistle or St. Benedict’s
Thistle) is a small, annual herb native to the Mediterranean and naturalized in
North America. Often referred to as a noxious weed today, blessed thistle has
been used as an herbal remedy since the Middle Ages.
The leaves, stems and blossoms of blessed thistle have been used over the
centuries in various bitter tonic beverages, in teas and in capsules.
Benefits of Blessed Thistle
Blessed thistle is often used to help stimulate the body’s secretion of gastric acid
and the flow of bile, which can improve digestion. It can also be used to address
flatulence and indigestion. In addition, it can stimulate appetite, which makes it
helpful in treating anorexia.
Breast Milk Supply Boost
Blessed thistle is thought to be a galactagogue, taken to help increase breast milk
production. It seems to work optimally when used along with fenugreek, alfalfa,
fennel, stinging nettle or goat’s rue.
Blessed thistle is well known as a remedy for women. It can help alleviate many
PMS symptoms, including painful menstruation and PMS-related headaches.
Two compounds found in blessed thistle, polyacetylene and cnicin, can help your
body battle bacterial infections. Some studies have shown these compounds to be
effective against Bacillus subtilis, Brucella species, Escherichia coli, Proteus
species, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus faecalis.
Blessed thistle has been shown to lessen or totally halt inflammation. However, if
you have inflammatory bowel problems, you should consult your health practitioner
before taking blessed thistle.
As mentioned above, blessed thistle can stimulate the bile production, which assists
with detoxification of the liver.
Astringent Like Properties
Blessed thistle can help prevent or at the very least slow down bleeding due to its
astringent-like qualities. Because of these properties, blessed thistle is used to create
natural remedies for skin ulcers and boils.
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 50
Amount Per Serving:
Organic Blessed Thistle
(stem, leaf, flower)
†Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
**Daily Value not established.
Plant-derived capsule (modified cellulose).
No sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, corn, soy, dairy products, artificial colors, flavors or
preservatives. Persons with allergies to plants of the Asteraceae family (including
ragweed) should use this product with caution.
If pregnant, nursing or taking any medications, consult a healthcare professional