Bulk Blessed Thistle Herb Powder

Cnicus Benedictus
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[ 4507 ]Cnicus Benedictus

Blessed Thistle Herb Powder

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Blessed thistle also known as holy thistle and Saint Benedict thistle, this Mediterranean native once provided hope for victims of the bubonic plague and served as a rejuvenating tonic for Benedictine monks. Reputedly, one monk, Don Bernardo Vincelli, created a stimulating concoction that included more than two dozen herbs, blessed thistle among them. Today, blessed thistle still lends its flavor to Benedictine liquor (although the complete recipe is a closely guarded secret). The herb is also enjoyed in digestive tea blends and herbal bitters.

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information at a glance

active compoundsTannins, most notably cnicin.
plant part usedAerial parts

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a sealed container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaGreen powder without remarkable aroma.
flavor profileBlessed thistle powder has a bitter taste. Combine with other herbs to enhance flavor in teas and digestifs.


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culinaryUse in digestive tea blends and herbal bitters.
wellnessUse in digestive tea blends and herbal bitters. .
safetyMay cause an allergic reaction in people with a sensitivity to plants in the daisy family, such as ragweed. This herb may also increase symptoms associated Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and other inflammatory conditions. Avoid during pregnancy.
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