Other Names: Şevketi bostan, Cnicus benedictus, Compositae
Known Composition: Helme and tanning substances, apple acid, essential oil, mineral salts, bitter substances.
Properties: Tonic / strengthening, antitussive / cough suppressant, astringent, Fruits; purgative/laxative. Extract made from the plant; anti-inflammatory, heart strengthening, blood sugar lowering. Roasted roots; Antibacterial / prevents microbes from surviving.
Recommended Diseases: It is very effective for all kinds of allergies. Sea, plane and automobile sickness, flu-like conditions caused by dust and grass, hives and asthma cannot withstand the effects of this plant. (Silybum marianum can also be used for the same effects). Loss of appetite, cough, gastrointestinal diseases, liver and gallbladder diseases, liver stones, rheumatism, haemostatic gout.
Usage and Dosage: For allergies, add 2 – 3 pinches of seeds to 1 liter of water, wait for 1 day, and then drink 1 tablespoon every day, every 1 hour, for 7 – 8 days.
For other effects; 10 gr in 2 glasses of boiling water. plant or root or a mixture of the two is placed. After insisting for 5 minutes, it is filtered. Drink 1 tablespoon 3 times a day.
WARNING: Those with kidney disease should not use it.