Prohormone & Supplement Ingredients:

Blessed Thistle (Cnicus benedictus)

Blessed Thistle (aka cnicus benedictus St. Benedict's thistle, holy thistle or spotted thistle) is a thistle-like plant in the family Asteraceae, native to the Mediterranean region, from Portugal north to southern France and east to Iran. It is known in other parts of the world, including parts of North America, as an introduced species and often a noxious weed.

It has sometimes been used as a galactogogue to promote lactation. The crude drug contains about 0.2% cnicin. It is recommended for use by public health nurses in Ontario, Canada, as well as by the Canadian Breastfeeding Foundation along with fenugreek to increase lactation in nursing mothers.

It is a component in Bitters formulas, which are used to treat digestive issues and it may have anti-inflammatory, nootropic and anticancer effects.

Blessed thistle is used to stimulate secretion of gastric juices and saliva, to increase appetite and facilitate digestion, and to stimulate the flow of bile.

It has been used as a minor component of the alternative cancer remedy Flor-Essence and has antibacterial and antifungal activity. Other pharmacologic activities for blessed thistle include blockade of gonadotropin and anti-inflammatory properties. However, there are no reported human clinical trials for any of these uses.
Supplements with this ingredient:
Milk Thistle (On Cycle Support)

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