The use of Blessed Thistle dates back to the Middle Ages when it was a popular tonic for monks as well as a medicinal herb. This beautiful plant belongs to the sunflower family and falls under the “weeds we love” category here at TriLight. Many a home gardener has tried to rid their yard of this plant! Blessed Thistle is best known for use with nursing mothers to help promote breast milk supply. Herbalists generally use blessed thistle in capsule, tincture, poultice or tea form.
- Menstrual Regulation
- Bile Production
- Heart Tonic
- Breastmilk Production
- Liver Support
- Increase Appetite
Blessed Thistle is known by the Latin name Cnicus benedictus and belongs to the Asteraceae family of plants. Native to the Mediterranean, Blessed Thistle is now found worldwide. Known as a noxious weed, blessed thistle will often show up in an untended area of the yard or on agricultural land. However, if one wishes to grow Blessed Thistle, it can be propagated from seed. This plant is very low maintenance and easy to grow, preferring sun & well-draining soil. Blessed Thistle is a beautiful addition to the garden and will grow around three feet tall. Generally, Blessed Thistle is harvested after the stunning flowers bloom. As long as a few plants are left in the garden, this plant will continue to grow year after year.
We make a single herbal extract from Blessed Thistle.
Kate loves this extract
“I love taking this product! The taste is impeccable and makes me feel great!”