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Blessed Thistle (Cnicus benedictus)

Definition: Traditionally use to increase lactation, blessed thistle also treats fevers, indigestion and diarrhea.

Applications: Anorexia, lack of appetite, circulatory disorders, blood purification, cancer, constipation, digestive problems, fever, gallbladder disease, gas, headaches, heart problems, hormonal imbalances, lactation, liver ailments, lung diseases and painful menstruation.

Scientific Updates: Blessed thistle is an excellent supporting herb for plant combinations. It helps activate a sluggish liver and corrects stomach and digestive problems, flatulence and tension headaches. It further supports the body's cleansing and detoxifying systems by promoting perspiration and removing excess fluids.19 Modern studies have found that blessed thistle contains antibacterial and antiyeast properties. It has demonstrated its ability to strengthen the spleen and liver and helps reduce fevers by promoting perspiration.

Complementary Agents: Lemon grass, sage, slippery elm, chamomile, catnip, peppermint, milk thistle, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, calcium/magnesium and digestive enzymes.

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