The medicinal plant known as thistle has average heights between 60 and 80cm. The leaves of this species, known by the scientific name for Sonchus oleraceus, and edges are segmented divisions with several indentations. The thistle gives yellow flowers in clusters distributed (from 4 to 5 units).
This plant is native to Eastern Europe, but currently can be found almost everywhere in the world. This species grows interchangeably on the banks of a river and on the shores of the Sea (supports up to 2000 meters). The thistle also has no particular flourishes, as it has the ability to flower throughout the year.
The fruit gives the thistle plant are quite young and have a brown color (the same surface is wrinkled). The collection of this plant should be carried out in the autumn months. To take full thistle properties, moreover, it must be stored in the shade.
Both the leaves and stems of the thistle plant have within you considerable amounts of latex, a substance rich in fitosferina. The thistle is very effective in relieving external applications for wounds with pus. This species also can be an excellent alternative to relieve stomach pains. The thistle has properties as a laxative, cooling, diuretic and galactogogue (promotes milk flow).
The forms of typical use for thistle plant are like tea (prepared with leaves and roots of this plant and drinking a cup a day) and coffee (roasted and ground roots of the plant to prepare a coffee substitute ) and meals (this plant can be built in raw in salads).