Blessed Thistle


Category: reagents

Medical Traditional usage:




Homeopathic :

Blessed Thistle, Cnicus benedictus L. [Fam. Asteraceae], is a low annual plant, up to 40cm, with thistle-like appearance. Through its bitter properties, blessed thistle 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. In Europe, blessed thistle, as a "bitter vegetable drug" is considered to be a medicinal agent used to stimulate appetite, aid digestion and promote health. Studies confirm that bitters increase gastric juice and bile acid secretions by increasing the flow of saliva through stimulation of specific receptors on the mucous membrane lining of the mouth. Traditionally in most countries, including England, Germany, Russia, China, India and Africa, 'bitters' are used to strengthen and tonify the body.





Spiritual  or Spell craft Uses:

Blessed Thistle: Purification, protection against negativity and evil, hex breaking.