Onopordum Acanthium L.
Other names: Scotch thistle
Onopordum acanthium (cotton thistle, Scotch thistle) is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is native to Europe and Western Asia from the Iberian Peninsula east to Kazakhstan, and north to central Scandinavia, and widely naturalised elsewhere. It is a vigorous biennial plant with coarse, spiny leaves and conspicuous spiny-winged stems.
It is a biennial plant, producing a large rosette of spiny leaves the first year. The plants typically germinate in the autumn after the first rains and exist as rosettes throughout the first year, forming a stout, fleshy taproot that may extend down 30 cm or more for a food reserve.
Cotton thistle - dried herb
Application: As an aid in cough, shortness of breath, palpitations, weak heart, asthma, skin rashes, lichens, boils, hemorrhoids, malignant wounds, etc.
Method of preparation: pour 2 tablespoons of the herb with 500ml of boiling water. Let it soak for 2 hours. Drink one wineglass of the decoction four times a day before meals.
Packing: 30 g