Blessed thistle is a member of the daisy family native to the Mediterranean. Because the plant had a reputation in Medieval Europe as a cure for the plague and "other diseases of melancholy," it also became known as holy thistle and St. Benedict's thistle.
Flavor Profile: Bitter, tannic
Caffeine: 0mg/8oz cup
Health Benefits: Blessed thistle contains chemicals called tannins, which might help with diarrhea, cough, and swelling. People use blessed thistle for indigestion, infections, wounds, and many other conditions.* (source: webmd.com)
*This is for educational purposes only. Please consult with your health professional.