Scotch thistle is a member of the family Asteraceae. It is a spiny weed which spreads rapidly, making it a problem in some areas.
Scotch thistle has been used orally as a cardiac stimulant.
Also known as: Acanthe Sauvage, Alcachofa Borriquera, Ansarina, Cardo Borriquero, Chardon aux Ânes, Chardon d’Écosse, Chardon à Feuilles d’Acanthe, Herbe aux Ânes, Onoporde Acanthe, Onopordon Fausse-Acanthe, Toba, Woolly Thistle
Diseases and Conditions
Scotch thistle has been used as a cardiac stimulant.
More evidence is needed to determine the effectiveness of scotch thistle as a medicinal treatment.
More evidence is needed to determine the safety of scotch thistle.
There are no known interactions between scotch thistle and medications.
Supplement and Food Interactions
There are no known interactions between scotch thistle and other foods, herbs, or supplements.
There is no standard dosage of scotch thistle, but in Europe it is available as a cardiodoron, or medicine for regulating cardiac activity.
Scotch thistle is not used as a food source.