holy thistle

(... THIH-sul)

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

Pronunciation of dictionary term "holy thistle"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "cardo santo"

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