St. Benedict's thistle

(saynt BEH-neh-diktz THIH-sul)

A plant whose leaves, stems, and flowers have been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. St. Benedict's thistle may have anti-inflammatory and anticancer effects. The scientific name is Cnicus benedictus. Also called blessed thistle, cardin, holy thistle, and spotted thistle.

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Pronunciation of dictionary term "cardo de San Benito"

Planta cuyas hojas, tallos y flores se han usado en algunas culturas para tratar ciertos problemas médicos. El cardo de San Benito podría tener efectos antiinflamatorios y anticancerosos. El nombre científico es Cnicus benedictus. También se llama cardín, cardo bendito, cardo manchado, y cardo santo.