Cnicus benedictus (St. Benedict's Thistle)
- Circulatory system
- Reproductive system
- Skeletal system
- Urinary system
Part of the plant which can be used
- The flower and the fruit of the plant
Present in the market
- Herbal tea
- Liquid extract
Medical Use and Dosage – mode of administration
CNICUS BENEDICTUS is used to stimulate appetite, strengthen the liver, decrease flatulence and aid digestion in general. It is also used in gallstones and left - side stomach pain.
In dealing with menstrual problems, women can use Cnicus.
It is a very good anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and stimulant remedy.
In all aforementioned health problems, it can be used in herbal tea 3 times daily.
In case of using tincture the suggested dosage is ½ ml 3 times daily, and in liquid form the suggested dosage is 1,5 – 3,0 ml 3 times daily.
Excessive doses of the plant cause vomiting
Combinations & Contraindications
It is contraindicated to be used during pregnancy without medical surveillance.
Recognized Ethnobotanical use
CNICUS BENEDICTUS is known as anti-inflammatory, stimulant, antibacterial and cytotoxic remedy.