Useful and therapeutic properties of prickly thistle

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants


Biennial prickly herb.Stem erect, branched in the upper part, up to 2 m leaves are prickly, serrated.;radical narrowed into petiole, others sessile, oblong, flowers in baskets, with urceolate screwdriver.Baskets mostly solitary or several on the tips of stems and branches.The flowers are pale purple, tubular, collected in large inflorescences - a basket, a width of about 5 cm The fruit -. Achene with a tuft, twice the achenes.It blooms from June to September.

grows on wet meadows, along rivers, in the roadside ditches, in weedy places in the southern regions, the Caucasus, the Baltic states and Central Asia.

Medicinal raw materials are flower baskets, leafy shoots, leaves without thorns, collected during flowering, less roots.The plant has a bitter taste.Fatty oil feedstock contains alkaloids.

Experimental studies have shown that drugs thistle low toxicity and long-term use does not cause side effects.At low doses, they excite and large - depress the central nervous system.The drugs have a

cardiotonic effect, increases the strength of cardiac contractions, narrows peripheral blood vessels, increase blood pressure.Furthermore, they increase the tone of smooth muscle, and possess some hemostatic bactericidal action.

prickly Thistle (aerial part during the flowering period) is used officially as antibacterial, hemostatic, cardiotonic agent, in the form of broth - for the treatment of malignant tumors, for the treatment of purulent wounds and tetanus.

doctors in some countries are using it as a preventive measure after surgery - the removal of malignant tumors, as well as skin cancer, lupus and scrofula;In addition - for rheumatism, as a diuretic

remedy for diseases of the bladder, the common cold, as a decoction or powder - pulmonary tuberculosis.

thistle In folk medicine used as a decoction of herbs for uterine cancer and external cancers, in the form of decoction or powder - for rheumatism as protivosudo-goad asthma, palpitation, as a sedative;as a diuretic - with bladder diseases, externally - to treat wounds festering.

Another species of this plant - the Crimean thistle - has a very active antibiotic action.A decoction of the roots of this plant is used with some success in the Russian folk medicine for the treatment of uterine cancer.


decoction of the leaves (thorns removed): 20 g per 200 ml;1 tbsp.spoon 3 times a day, in diseases of the urinary bladder - 1 glass.A decoction of the leaves is used sometimes externally.

powder from the leaves (without spines). 1 teaspoon 3 times a day (high water).

Infusion of leaves: 1 tbsp.spoon leaves pour a glass of boiled water for 4 hours.Take 1/2 cup 3 times a day.

Infusion drink with angina, inflammation of the larynx, the powder from the leaves sprinkled on the wound.