Breastfeeding | Indigestion | Gas & Bloating | Digestive Health
Digestion & Liver Function
Blessed Thistle is known to have cholagogue actions by promoting bile production and improving liver detoxification. Blessed Thistle may help to relieve poor liver and digestive function symptoms, such as lack of energy, appetite loss, nausea, flatulence and bloating. Blessed Thistle's ability to stimulate bile boosts the production of digestive acids and enzymes, enabling the body to metabolise fat and protein more efficiently and enhance digestion.
Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Microbial
Blessed Thistle contains the compound cnicin, which has been found to have anti-inflammatory actions in small studies. Cnicin has also been effective against certain microbes such as Bacillus subtilis, Brucella species, Escherichia coli, Proteus species, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus faecalis.
Stimulates Breast MilkProduction
Recent research has suggested a combination of Blessed Thistle and Fenugreek has effective galactagogue actions and stimulates breast milk production in lactating mothers.
Blessed Thistle Typical Use
Dried Herb & Powder
1 teaspoon of dried herb per 1 cup of boiling water.
Tincture & Liquid Extract
Typical use of Blessed Thistle tincture or liquid extract is approximately 2-5mls daily in divided doses, or as directed by your practitioner.
Not recommended during pregnancy. Usually safe during breastfeeding under the guidance of a herbal practitioner.
Blessed Thistle may irritate the gastrointestinal tract in some people. If you have a medical condition or take pharmaceutical medications, please consult your primary healthcare practitioner prior to use.
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