Cnicus benedictus (St. Benedict's Thistle)

Medical Indication

Part of the plant which can be used

  • The flower and the fruit of the plant

Present in the market

  • Herbal tea
  • Tincture
  • 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.

Dissemination & Use