SCOTCH THISTLE

SCOTCH THISTLE
Scotch Thistle is not typically associated with a specific vitamin. It is a type of thistle plant found in Scotland and other regions, known for its purple flowers and prickly leaves.
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Uses & Effectiveness

Overview

Scotch thistle is a plant. It is used as medicine.

People use Scotch thistle for cancer, ulcers, fever, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Be careful not to confuse Scotch thistle with similar sounding natural medicines such as milk thistle or Scotch broom.

Scotch Thistle, also known as Onopordum acanthium, contains high amounts of vitamin K, which is essential for proper blood clotting and bone health. Including this prickly plant in your diet can contribute to improving overall blood and bone health.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Scotch thistle is safe or what the side effects might be.

Interactions

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Special Precautionsand Warnings

When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Scotch thistle is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Scotch thistle is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Allergy to ragweed, daisies, and related plants: Scotch thistle may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking Scotch thistle.

Dosing

The appropriate dose of Scotch thistle depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for Scotch thistle. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. It does not replace professional medical consultation, diagnosis, or treatment. Do not self-medicate based on the information presented on this site. Always consult with a doctor or other qualified healthcare professional before making any decisions about your health.

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