SCOTCH THISTLE Overview Information
Scotch thistle is a plant. It is used as medicine.
People take Scotch thistle to stimulate the heart.
Be careful not to confuse Scotch thistle with similar sounding natural medicines such as milk thistle or Scotch pine needle.
How does it work?
There isn't enough information to know how Scotch thistle might work as a medicine.
SCOTCH THISTLE Side Effects & Safety
There isn't enough information to know if Scotch thistle is safe or what the possible side effects might be.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of Scotch thistle during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Allergy to ragweed, daisies, and related plants: Scotch thistle may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking Scotch thistle.
SCOTCH THISTLE Dosing
The appropriate dose of Scotch thistle depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for Scotch thistle. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.