Blessed Thistle (4 oz.)
Blessed Thistle (4 oz.)
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Blessed Thistle (4 oz.)

$ 6.75

Origin: Mexico

Botanical Name: Cnicus benedictus

Common Names: Holy Thistle

Available Forms: Raw Herb

Common Uses: The plant is edible and rich in a compound known as cnicin, which is believed to have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-cancer properties. 

Generally Prepared: Blessed Thistle is most often prepared and applied as a tea, tincture or topical fomentation. As an example, 1-2 teaspoons of cut plant matter is added to 8 ounces of water for the tea. Steeped ten minutes.

A tincture is prepared with an alcohol solvent generally in a ratio of 1:3 (plant: solvent).

A fomentation of Blessed Thistle may also be prepared. Generally 3 tablespoons of the chopped plant per one pint of water. Heat and steep for one hour. Strain and cool. A sterile cloth is soaked in this solution then applied topically to the affected area.

Certificates of Analysis

At Evergreen Herbs, we take pride in providing our customers with the highest quality herbs possible. We send samples of every received herb to a 3rd party certified lab. At the lab, they test each sample for Heavy Metals like Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury, and more. The lab also tests for Microbiology trespassers like Salmonella, Ecoli, Aerobic Plate Count, Staphylococcus Aureus, Yeast, Mold, Enterobacteriaceae, and more. 

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