Blessed Thistle Overview
Blessed Thistle Herb is native to the Mediterranean. It can be found growing in the Eastern United States and all through out Europe and is widely known for its medicinal qualities.
Traditionally Blessed Thistle leaves and flower tops were used to enhance the appetite and ease digestive related problems.
Blessed Thistle leaves are rather leathery and hairy and blooms with yellow flower tops, both the leaves and the flower is used for several medicinal applications. Teas made of Blessed Thistle have been drunk before meals through out history to stimulate appetite and aid in digestion. It is also known as Blessed Tea.
Benefits of Blessed Thistle
Blessed Thistle tea is often consumed before a meal to aid in digestion and to avoid flatulence.
Historically Blessed Thistle would be grown by monks to cure Small Pox.
Blessed Thistle can be used to regulate menstruation by bringing it on as well as aiding in heavy flow.
Blessed Thistle Breastfeeding
Blessed Thistle tea can be used alone or with other herbs to aid in lactation for breastfeeding women.The most common herb to enhance breast milk production is fenugreek and milk thistle.
The combination of fenugreek and milkthistle tea has been used to help with breastmilk flow and production for 100’s of years.
Blessed Thistle Tea Recipe
Blessed Tea can be prepared by steeping 1 – 2 teaspoons of dried Blessed Thistle leaves and flowers in 8 ounces of boiling water for 10 minutes. Blessed Thistle can be combined with other herbs as well.
Blessed Thistle Cautions
Blessed Thistle should not be used by women who are pregnant as it could cause miscarriage or other complications.
Large doses of Blessed Thistle could cause vomiting and or diarrhea.