- What other names is Scotch Thistle known by?
- What is Scotch Thistle?
- How does Scotch Thistle work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Scotch Thistle.
People take Scotch thistle to stimulate the heart.
Be careful not to confuse Scotch thistle with similar sounding natural medicines such as milk thistle or Scotch pine needle.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Stimulating the heart.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of Scotch thistle during pregnancy and 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.
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