First used in Ayurvedic medicine, blessed thistle eventually made its way to Europe and has been a part of the materia medica there since at least the Middle Ages. The species name benedictus was derived from blessed thistle's perceived healthful properties implying its sacred virtues. By the early 16th century, it had securealy gained footing in European folk remedies, was cultivated widely in monastery gardens, and was even mentioned by Shakespeare in his famous play Much Ado about Nothing.
Packaging and Shipping
• 1 oz., 2 oz., and 4 oz. extracts come in amber glass bottles with a dropper.
• 8 oz. and 16 oz. sizes come in amber glass bottles with a plastic screw cap and do not include a dropper.
• 32 oz., 64 oz., and 1 gallon extracts come in plastic bottles with a plastic screw cap.
Please note: All bulk sizes of 8 oz. and larger are produced to order. Please allow an additional three days for processing.
Bitter, cholagogue, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, galactagogue, stimulant, tonic
Specific: Persons with allergies to other members of the Asteraceae family (such as feverfew, chamomile, or Echinacea species) should exercise caution with blessed thistle as allergic cross-reactivity to Asteraceae plants is common.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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Organic grain alcohol, distilled water, and organic blessed thistle.