thistle, blessed

thistle, blessed,

n Latin names:
Carbenia benedicta, Cnicus benedictus, Carduus benedictus; parts used: upper stem, dried leaves; uses: anorexia, upset stomach, dyspepsia, myrroghia, lactation; precautions: pregnancy, chil-dren; can cause nausea and contact dermatitis. Also called
cardo santo, chardon benit, holy thistle, kardobenediktenkraut, spotted thistle, or
St. Benedict thistle.
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