Latin: Cnicus Benedictus
Country of Origin: Croatia
Actions: Alterative, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aromatic, astringent, bitter, cholagogue, digestive, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, galactagogue, hemostatic, vulnerary
Energetics: Cooling, sweet, pungent, and bitter
Precautions: Avoid during pregnancy or if you have ulcers. Large amounts may cause stomac irritation.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this description is purely for historical or entertainment value and is not designed to treat, diagnose or cure any diseases. If you have any current medical conditions, please seek the advice of a medical practitioner. The individual herbs offered here have not been tested for efficacy with regard to the contents of vitamins, minerals or other constituents.
References: Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine – Brigitte Mars