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Physical Methods | Medicinal Methods (Galactagogues)

Blessed Thistle

The use of blessed thistle has been recorded as far back as the early sixteenth century for treating smallpox, fever, anorexia, dyspepsia, indigestion, constipation, and flatulence. It popularly regarded as a galactagogue, although some leading herbalists do not believe it has this property.

Biological name: Compositae Cnicus benedictus

Other names: St. Benedict Thistle, Holy Thistle, spotted thistle, cardin

Dosage: 3-4 capsules 3 times per day

Tincture: 10-20 drops (2 ml) 2-4 times per day

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