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  botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Thistles - Herb Profile and Information
Thistle is the old English name - essentially the same in all kindred languages - for a large family of plants occurring chiefly in Europe and Asia, of which we have fourteen species in Great Britain, arranged under the botanical groups Carduus, Carlina, Onopordon and Carbenia, or Cnicus.
Culpepper considered the Milk Thistle to be as efficient as Carduus benedictus for agues, and preventing and curing the infection of the plague, and also for removal of obstructions of the liver and spleen.
Which is the true Scotch Thistle even the Scottish antiquarians cannot decide, but it is generally considered to be this species of Thistle that was originally the badge of the House of Stuart, and came to be regarded as the national emblem of Scotland.
www.botanical.com /botanical/mgmh/t/thistl11.html   (4760 words)

 Sanibel Island Restaurants: Thistle Lodge Restaurant at Casa Ybel Resort Fort Myers Florida FL harbor island fresh ...
At the Thistle Lodge, delicious cuisine is served in a historical setting overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.
The steaks are dry aged to enhance their flavor and tenderness.
Thistle Lodge is open for lunch and dinner daily.
www.thistlelodge.com   (194 words)

 Canada Thistle
Canada thistle is a creeping perennial that reproduces from vegetative buds in its root system and from seed.
Apply Curtail (2 to 3 quarts/A) when the oldest Canada thistle plants are entering the bud growth stage and the youngest are in the rosette to bolting growth stages.
When Canada thistle infestations occur in situations where root growth would be restricted, such as habitats with high water tables, begin mowing when it is 12 to 15 inches tall.
www.ext.colostate.edu /pubs/natres/03108.html   (1405 words)

 Milk Thistle
Milk thistle is easy to grow, and it matures quickly, in less than a year.
Side effects from milk thistle happen only rarely, but may include stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, rash or other skin reactions, joint pain, impotence, and anaphylaxis (a life-threatening allergic reaction that causes throat tightness, shortness of breath, and, possibly, loss of consciousness.) The last two reactions listed are extremely rare.
In addition, milk thistle may protect the kidneys against toxic side effects associated with cisplatin and cyclosporine, two medications that are commonly used to treat cancer.
www.umm.edu /altmed/ConsHerbs/MilkThistlech.html   (1761 words)

 Musk Thistle - FSA3054
Musk thistle (Carduus nutans L.) is an aggressive weed that infests pasture and rangeland.
The musk thistle weevils offer the benefit of reducing musk thistle populations in areas where no control measures are being made and can contribute significantly to long-term control efforts in areas where musk thistle populations are high.
Musk thistle rosette infested with rosette weevil larvae.
www.uaex.edu /Other_Areas/publications/HTML/FSA-3054.asp   (2599 words)

 Weber County Weed Abatement-Musk Thistle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Musk Thistle reduces forage quality and yields in infested hayfields and the plant's long, sharp spines limit the use of infested areas for grazing or recreation.
Occasionally, a mature thistle or two are noticed in a remote location and the observer should have no fear of approaching the weed with shovel in hand.
Plumeless Thistle is distinguished from Musk Thistle by its smaller flowers, which are born in dusters and are less nodding than flowers of Musk Thistle.
www.co.weber.ut.us /weeds/types/m_thistle.asp   (597 words)

 Scotch Thistle
Scotch thistle is a noxious weed found in 40 of Idaho’s 44 counties.
Scotch thistle was introduced to the United States in the 1800’s.
A control strategy should include, reducing Scotch thistle populations using the tools listed above, altering management to reduce recurrence of a problem, and to reseed if competitive perennials are absent.
extension.ag.uidaho.edu /minidoka/ScotchThistle.htm   (1010 words)

 thistle. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Scotch thistle (variously identified, but most often as Onopordum acanthium, now cultivated as an ornamental) is the badge of the Scottish Order of the Thistle and the national emblem of Scotland.
The common, or bull, thistle (Cirsium lanceolatum) and the pasture thistle (Cirsium odoratum) are attractive weeds not to be confused with the so-called Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense), naturalized from Europe.
Thistle is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Asterales, family Asteraceae.
www.bartleby.com /65/th/thistle.html   (222 words)

 Thistle Control Alternatives
Thistles compete with desirable forage and grain crops like clover and wheat and are a major pest in almost every state.
The severity of impact on Canada thistle depends on whether the galls are on the main shoots or lateral shoots, and whether the insects attack the thistle early or late in the season.
Thistle seed production was 130 times higher where only one mowing was done, and 1,720 times higher where nothing was done, as compared to the area that had been grazed and mowed twice.
www.attra.org /attra-pub/thistlecontrol.html   (2980 words)

 Utah History Encyclopedia
In 1983 the town of Thistle, Utah, known to many highway travelers as the small community where both the Spanish Fork River and nearby U.S. highways branch, was eliminated by the most costly landslide on record in the United States.
Thistle was located at the triple junction of transportation systems leading south to Sanpete County, east to the coal counties of Carbon and Emery and points beyond, and northwest to the Wasatch Front and Salt Lake City.
Thistle became an important junction on the railroad with the 1890 completion of a branch line south through Sanpete Valley.
www.media.utah.edu /UHE/t/THISTLE.html   (1342 words)

 MedlinePlus Herbs and Supplements: Blessed thistle (Cnicus benedictus L.)
Blessed thistle is generally considered to be safe when used by mouth in recommended doses for short periods of time, with few reported side effects.
Blessed thistle is traditionally believed to increase stomach acid secretion, and may be inadvisable in patients with stomach ulcers, reflux disease (heartburn), hiatal hernia, or Barrett's esophagus.
Based on laboratory studies, blessed thistle may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with herbs or supplements that are believed to increase the risk of bleeding (although effects in humans are not known).
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/druginfo/natural/patient-blessedthistle.html   (1239 words)

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