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Blessed thistle (Cnicus benedictus) has been used in herbal wellness applications for over 2,000 years. An important part of many herbal supplement regimens, blessed thistle:

  • Is a popular supplement for nursing women**

  • Is available in quick-release capsules

Read more about Blessed Thistle

What is Blessed Thistle?

Also known as holy thistle and spotted thistle, blessed thistle (Cnicus benedictus) is an annual plant native to the Mediterranean region of Europe. It reaches a height of 60 cm and sports hairy, leathery leaves and yellow-purple flowers. While it may not be the prettiest flower in the garden, blessed thistle has been used in folk wellness practices for over 2,000 years.

Blessed thistle was widely used in herbal tonics during the Middle Ages. It is sometimes used in Essiac® preparations, and in Algeria the roots are used topically for skin health. The leaves of blessed thistle have long been used to create a “bitter tonic” in folk traditions to enhance appetite and support digestion, and is a popular herb used by nursing mothers.**

Blessed Thistle Products

Blessed thistle is typically offered in liquid form, standardized extracts, and whole-herb preparations. Piping Rock’s top-quality Blessed Thistle supplements supply 500 mg of the stem, leaf, and flower of blessed thistle in each quick release capsule. Take two (2) capsules up to three times daily with a meal for optimal results.

Directions for Use

Always consult with your trusted healthcare provider prior to adding any supplement to your regimen. There is no set recommended daily allowance for blessed thistle supplements. Refer to individual label directions for more information. Pregnant women should not take blessed thistle supplements.