- BLESSED THISTLE
- Also called Holy Thistle, reportedly derived its name from
its successful use as a smallpox cure in medieval Europe and for its other powerful
medicinal properties. The 17th century herbalist, Culpepper, referred to Blessed Thistle
as an effective treatment for headaches, fever and female complains. Historical use also
include treatment for jaundice, kidney, gallbladder, digestive and spleen problems as well
circulation to the brain, internal cancer, liver problems, memory problems, migraine
headache and senility.
In relation to women, Blessed Thistle has a long history as
a restorative herb and is reported to have these beneficial effects :
stimulate milk production in nursing mothers, relieve
cramps and painful menstruation, treat headaches associate with female cycles, balance
female hormones, eliminate leucorrhea, promote lactation, enrich breast milk, strengthen
the body during pregnancy.