Spotted thistle


Spotted thistle

Spotted thistle is a plant whose leaves, stems, and flowers have been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. Spotted thistle may have anti-inflammatory and anticancer effects. The scientific name is "Cnicus benedictus". Also called blessed thistle, St. Benedict's thistle, cardin, and holy thistle.

External links

* [http://www.cancer.gov/Templates/db_alpha.aspx?CdrID=330189 Spotted thistle] entry in the public domain NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


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