Blessed Thistle herb
Cnici benedicti herba
Published October 15, 1987
Name of Drug
Cnici benedicti herba, blessed thistle herb, holy thistle herb.
Composition of Drug
Blessed thistle herb consists of the dried leaves and upper stems, including inflorescence, of Cnicus benedictus L. [Fam. Asteraceae], as well as preparations thereof in effective dosage.
The herb contains bitter principles, such as cnicin.
Loss of appetite, dyspepsia.
Allergies to blessed thistle and other composites.
Allergic reactions are possible.
Interactions with Other Drugs
Unless otherwise prescribed:
Mean daily dosage:
Mode of Administration
- 4 - 6 g of herb;
- equivalent preparations accordingly.
Comminuted herb and dried extracts for teas; bitter-tasting galenical preparations for internal use.
Stimulation of the secretion of saliva and gastric juices