St Francis Fenugreek Blessed Thistle 60vcaps
St.Francis Fenugreek and Blessed Thistle combination is used in Herbal Medicine in the following ways:
(1) as a nutritive tonic
(2) as a galactagogue to help promote milk secretion
(3) as supportive therapy for the promotion of healthy glucose levels
(4) to help reduce elevated blood lipid levels (hyperlipidemia)
What is fenugreek?
An annual herb whose name is derived from the Latin for “Greek hay,” fenugreek is native to the Mediterranean, the Ukraine, India, and China, and its seeds are revered in several ancient systems of medicine as a nutritive tonic for breastfeeding women. Its first mention in the historical record occurs in the Ebers papyri (ca. 1500 BC), where it is named as an aid to childbirth.(1) Not only are fenugreek seeds a classic and commonly used galactagogue(2), but research shows that they have anti-diabetic, hypocholesterolaemic, immunomodulatory, gastroprotective, chemo-preventive, antioxidant, and laxative properties.(3)
What is blessed thistle?
The Latin binomial for this herb, “Cnicus benedictus,” is taken from St. Benedict, the patron saint of poison antidotes.(4) Since the 17th century, Blessed Thistle has been primarily recognized by herbalists as a remedy to enhance milk production in nursing women. It is an excellent digestive tonic for the anemic and the weak and is especially good for lactating women with a low milk supply. The herb is thought to stimulate blood flow to the mammary glands.(5)
Medicinal Ingredients (per 500 mg capsule): Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum, seed) 425 mg (5:1 extract, DHE 2125 mg), Blessed Thistle (Cnicus benedictus, herb tops) 75 mg (5:1 extract, DHE 375 mg)
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Hypromellose (vegicap), Magnesium stearate, Maltodextrin
Our Fenugreek seeds and Blessed Thistle herb tops are Certified Organically Grown.
DHE = Dried Herb Equivalent