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Blessed thistle has been used for centuries as an herbal remedy. It is a thistle-like plant native to the Mediterranean region.

Blessed Thistle has been used to increase and enrich the milk in nursing mothers. When it is given to girls before the onset of puberty it will help to alleviate future cramping. It can be taken to relieve painful periods, and for menstrual headaches. Blessed thistle can also be helpful during with menopause.

It is good for all urinary, pulmonary and liver disorders. The bitters in blessed thistle enhance the appetite and aid digestion, while stimulating the liver and the flow of bile. Blessed thistle is a good remedy for anorexia, colic and indigestion or any condition associated with a sluggish liver. Its astringent action is useful for treating diarrhea.

The bitters have been shown to have an antimicrobial action, useful for enhancing the function of the immune system. Blessed thistle has also been shown to hinder the formation of abnormal cells so it can also be useful in cancer treatment. Blessed thistle also has diuretic properties and is useful for fevers and as an expectorant for chest problems. It can be used to staunch bleeding of cuts and speed healing of wounds. Blesses thistle also acts as an antiseptic.

 CAUTION: Blessed thistle will help bring on suppressed periods and should be avoided during pregnancy.


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