What is Scot Thistle Plant?

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.

Safety

More evidence is needed to determine the safety of scotch thistle.

Medication Interactions

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.

Dosage

There is no standard dosage of scotch thistle, but in Europe it is available as a cardiodoron, or medicine for regulating cardiac activity.

Foods

Scotch thistle is not used as a food source.

References

  • https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com/references.aspx?productid=125
  • http://wric.ucdavis.edu/information/natural%20areas/wr_O/Onopordum.pdf
  • https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com/databases/food,-herbs-supplements/professional.aspx?productid=125

 

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