Welcome to the most festive time of the year!
We hope you've been enjoying the holiday season so far!
We are back with another herb that is sure to aid you in your natural journey through the wintertime. With last month's featured herb being Milk Thistle, we decided to keep it all in the family with this month's featured herb being Blessed Thistle.
Although these two herbs share the same last name, there is a difference between the two when it comes to nutritional benefits. While Milk Thistle is mainly known for its beneficial effects on the liver and digestive system, Blessed Thistle is mainly known for its boosting effects of stimulating the production of breastmilk for breastfeeding mamas.
For an herb that helps a woman continue to produce one of the most healing elixirs on the planet, I'd consider that herb blessed indeed! It's name (otherwise known as Holy Thistle as well) also came from its ability to cure the plague during the Middle Ages. Still, there's nothing like the gift of that liquid gold!
Along with helping nursing mothers to maintain and increase their milk supply, Blessed Thistle can help in the balancing of hormones, as well as relieving PMS symptoms associated with our moon cycle, which makes this a great herb for non-pregnant women to consume for the nourishment of the wombspace.
Blessed Thistle is also included in the digestive "bitters" category of herbal nutrition. Digestive bitters are herbs that significantly aid and stimulate healing of the digestive system through its bitter composition. Anything that aids the digestion system automatically boosts immune system function that prevents illness. You know what our grandmothers used to say: just because it doesn't instantly taste good to ya, doesn't always mean its not good for ya!
Blessed Thistle also helps the body produce mucosal fluids that help to lubricate the respiratory system (for those who may suffer from allergies and other respiratory problems), along with providing essential nutrients and minerals such as potassium, calcium and manganese.
This herb will be featured in our upcoming tea blend for our nursing mamas that will be released really soon, so stay tuned! In the meantime, be sure to check out our other tea blends that are available for purchase on the site by clicking here!