Biblical Milk Thistle

$5.25

The Biblical thorn, the thistle is of the sunflower family and grows in various parts of the world. High in nutrients and rich with curative powers, the thistle has beautiful pink flowers but thorns which make it difficult to pick.  Regardless, it disperses freely, carried only by the wind. The Biblical “tumbleweed” may also refer to the thistle and today is also called “Mary thistle” and “holy thistle.”  You can use it as a tea, tincture, smoothie ingredient, addition to salads, fruit and nuts blends, and breads and other baked goods. The flavor a distinct, bitter,  somewhat like horehound or chicory.

It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.” Genesis 3:18

O my God, make them like a wheel; like a rolling thing which cannot rest, but is made to move with every breath. Let them have no quiet. May their minds eternally revolve and never come to peace. Blow them away like thistle down, as the stubble before the wind. Scatter them, chase them, drive them to destruction… Psalm 83:13

 

A Bit of History

Revered ancient plant which is of the sunflower family and grows in various parts of the world. High in nutrients and rich with curative powers, the thistle has beautiful pink flowers but thorns which make it difficult to pick.

“It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.”  Gen 3:18

 

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