Blessed Thistle and Breast Enhancement
Blessed thistle – the God’s Blessing to Earth
The Origins – This plant belongs in the Mediterranean and Asia Minor. In Central Europe there were occasional overgrown of this herb. In the Middle Ages and even later it was of great medical importance, and even today it is used in medicine.
The name comes from the fact that the herb was first grown by Benedictine monks. This herbal remedy belonged to the medieval remedies against the plague – the name “Blessed Thistle” shows the healing power is ascribed to it – but the plant was also used to fight a whole range of other ailments and afflictions. Under the old book was used as de-funding, and above all, it was used with wormwood in an appetizing medicine to heal patients with the gastro-intestinal diseases.
The herb is collected at flowering and tied for bouquets that can hang and dry on a hot, dry and airy place.
Residents of the Mediterranean are blessed with most of the cultivated land and the sandy surface. Commonly, this plant is found on the Iberian Peninsula, except in its northern parts. Seeding is done in spring or autumn.
Blessed Thistle Appearance
- The plant is 10-60 cm high at one-year grown, with erect stems, hairy, woolly at the top. It is pentagonal, and often has red streaks.
- The leaves are light green, partially with white veins. The leaves have spines on the edge and are 5-15 cm long.
- Flowers are yellow, and they bloom during summer time around June-July. The flowers are in large shaggy-haired baskets, surrounded by bracts, which are richly armed with long, reddish-purple spikes.
- The taste is very bitter.
- Using parts of plants: Flowering branch tips
- Ingredients: Bitter substance enicin. The flavonoids are glycosides of luteolin, apigenin, kempferol. It has small amount of tanning agent and essential oil.
- Medical effects: Stimulates gastric juices and biliary secretion, and bacterial Inhibition.
- It has been used to treat indigestion and loss of appetite.
How does Blessed Thistle help with natural breast enhancement?
It is believed that one of the health benefits of the plant is to stimulate milk-flow in breastfeeding mothers. This means that when used in non-pregnant or non-lactating women, it can mimic the effect by tricking the body to think it is meant to create milk flow and more breast tissues and growth.
Is it safe to use in most people? Any dangerous side effects?
It is known to be highly safe to use in most people. There can be up to 5 grams of this herb in a cup of tea without any side effects to most people. But nothing in the world is 100% safe to everyone so here’re a few things to look out;
- Patients with intestinal problems or inflammatory diseases like Crohn’s disease, should not take this herb
- Anyone who’s allergic to plants in the Asteraceae/Compositae family.
- Patients who are taking Antacids or medications that reduce stomach acids should avoid taking this herb.
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