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Noun1.Cnicus - one species: blessed thistleCnicus - one species: blessed thistle  
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae - plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
Cnicus benedictus, sweet sultan, blessed thistle - annual of Mediterranean to Portugal having hairy stems and minutely spiny-toothed leaves and large heads of yellow flowers
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Carthamus tinctorius, azafran bastardo, Cnicus, Crocus saracanicus, Carthamus officinarum, Carduus sativus.
Nutritive Daily dosage suggestions: 5-10g as infusion (bitter) 3-7ml of a 1:2 tincture in divided doses (weekly dose 20-50) Cautions: None known Cnicus Actions that may support Referred to as a galac- benedictus galactagogue effect: tagogue by Sayre (1917) (blessed Thymoleptic in his USA Pharmacognosy thistle) Anxiolytic Text, where it also Digestive bitter tonic states that the cold Diaphoretic infusion is a bitter Emmenagogue (could tonic and the hot suggest oxytocic effect) infusion a diaphoretic Daily dosage suggestions: and emetic in larger 6g dried leaves as infusion doses.
Cyperus rotundus, Dactyloctenium aegyptium, Launaea nudicaulis, Ageratum conyzoides, Avena fatua, Cnicus arvensis, Chenopodium murale, and Malva neglecta were sampled from wheat fields, whereas eight species of weeds namely Solanum nigrum, Cyperus rotundus, Euphorbia hirta, Malvestrum coromandelianum, Conyza ambigua, Convolvulus arvensis, Poa annua and Oxalis corniculata were sampled for invertebrate fauna from sugarcane fields.