Cabbage thistle – magical or healing herb?
Creeping triste also called a devil’s rib, was once combined with witchcraft and magic. Long before the development of modern herbal medicine, caution was considered a plant with magical properties and an “antidote to evil charms”. Modern science explains how this unusual plant works on our body.
Creeping thistle is a characteristic and striking plant, it is not difficult to recognize. It occurs quite commonly throughout the country, mainly near the edges of forests and fields, prefers moist soil, so it is easiest to find it in river valleys. The plant is recognized by pinnate leaves with spines and characteristic creamy or yellow flowers. The medicinal raw material is cautious herb – Herba Cirsii oleracei, which is harvested at the time of flowering, that is from July to the beginning of September. Thistle is also a vegetable plant hence the vegetable name, you can eat the rhizome and young plants collected in the spring.
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