Cnicus benedictus - Gezegende distel (5)
Hoogte: 50 cm.
Winterhard in: zones 6-9 (-15C)
Breed inzetbare geneesplant, onder andere voor spijsverteringsproblemen, verkoudheid en infecties. Bloemhoofd verkleurt naar felrood.
Zaai-instructies: zaai in winter, zet buiten. Kiem in lente
Plant-instructies: zon, halfschaduw
People use the flowering tops, leaves, and upper stems to make medicine. Blessed thistle was commonly used during the Middle Ages to treat the bubonic plague and as a tonic for monks.
Today, blessed thistle is prepared as a tea and used for loss of appetite and indigestion; and to treat colds, cough, cancer, fever, bacterial infections, and diarrhea. It is also used as a diuretic for increasing urine output, and for promoting the flow of breast milk in new mothers.
Some people soak gauze in blessed thistle and apply it to the skin for treating boils, wounds, and ulcers.
Height: 50 cm.
Hardy in: zones 6-9 (-15 Celsius)
Sowing instructions: Sow in winter, put outside. Will germinate in spring.
Planting instructions: sun, partial shade