Latin name: Cirsium oleraceum L.
Other names: Cirsium arvense, Canada Thistle, Canadian Thistle, Lettuce From Hell Thistle, California Thistle, Corn Thistle, Cursed Thistle, Field Thistle, Green Thistle, Hard Thistle, Perennial Thistle, Prickly Thistle
Thistle vegetable in Poland was once called “devil’s rib” or “floors herb” had a very important role in traditional medicine. It owes its name to the shape of the root, which looks like it was warmed up. Was sold in pharmacies and markets, even believed that it has an almost magical power by removing the charms cast by evil men. Currently noticeable renewed interest in this plant, which is confirmed by numerous scientific studies. It is a plant of features for diuretics, detoxification and anti-inflammatory, helps excrete waste products.
Owes its properties flavonoids contained therein. Thistle strengthens and increases the body’s immune resistance, which we ascribe tritermenom contained therein. Thistle herb due to the diuretic properties that reduce inflammation and is used in rheumatism, gout and kidney disease. Very often, a decoction of Thistle is used externally as a natural antibiotic in inflammatory skin diseases, acne and psoriasis, for the care of the weak and hair loss. Bath with decoction is very refreshing and invigorating the body. Decoction of Thistle used to wash the skin of patients cloudy, thickening or changes to gelatinous consistency, in the case of healthy skin wash broth does not change its appearance.
Other external use: conjunctivitis, allergic rash, cuts, skin burns first degree (including sunlight), dandruff. It is also an edible plant used as a vegetable – hence the name. Uses of young plants and rhizome, which contain a lot of protein, calcium, potassium and magnesium. In Japan and India is a plant grown as a vegetable, as food are the young leaves and shoots.
- Purification of the body
- Skin problems