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Long-term ingestion of plants containing tannins may cause gastrointestinal upset, liver disease, kidney toxicity, or increased risk of developing esophageal or nasal cancer. This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.

Reliable research is lacking in these areas. Phytochemical investigation of medicinal plant Cnicus wallichii and Cnicus benedictus L. Possible increase in bleeding – care needed with anticoagulants or blood thining agents []. State agriculture or natural resource departments.


Easily grown in ordinary garden soil[1]. There may be other proposed uses that benecictus not listed below. It prefers dry or moist soil. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box.

Blessed thistle (Cnicus benedictus L.) – nutrition house

Good scientific evidence for this use C: Effects of blessed thistle or chemicals in blessed thistle called lignans against HIV are not clear. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. May Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Additional research is needed before a firm conclusion can be reached. Novitch M, Schweiker R. Native to the Mediterranean region, from Portugal north to southern France and east to Iran.

Dosing Adults over 18 years old Tea, tinctures, and liquid extracts are available.

Cnicus benedictus blessed thistle This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Although blessed thistle has been used historically to stimulate breast milk flow, it is bneedictus recommended during breastfeeding due to limited safety information.


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Spermatophyta — Seed plants. Evidence Table These uses have been tested in humans or animals. It cannot grow in the shade.

Asian J Chem ;7: May G, Willuhn G. State noxious weed lists for 46 states. Planta Med ;24 2: Reliable human study is lacking. Human research of blessed thistle as a treatment benedictua viral infections is lacking.

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Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U. For more information about QR Codes click here. The effects in humans of blessed thistle tannins are not known. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.