Finding the new version too difficult to understand? All these plants were very troublesome to the farmer (Proverbs 24:31 ), who frequently set fire to his fields to get rid of them (Isaiah 10:17 ), while the Prophets threatened the people with a plague of briers and thistles (Isaiah 5:6 Jeremiah 12:13 ). One thistle present in this region and in Israel for thousands of years is the Silybum marianum, also named the blessed milk thistle and St.  Mary’s thistle. When blown by the wind, feathery seeds float over a wide region. Already in the 1st century a military physician Pedanios Dioskurides recommended the root of the plant with drinking honey as a medicine for vomiting, and noted that the root cooked with oil and salt is a tasty vegetable. The therapeutic properties of milk thistle have been appreciated for over 2000 years. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Healthy-diet Which thistle grew first after God cursed the ground? Sun and burning heat dominate landscapes. For the most part seeds remain dormant; however, after rain, they germinate and grow rapidly. Milk thistle leaves are attractive. ), Bible, , Mishnah, and , Talmud (Assyrian, "egu" [? ), Bible = Phæ opappus scoparius, Sieb., phæ opappus = Solanum coagulans, Forsk., nightshade (? ), Bible, , Mishnah and Talmud = Echinops spinosus, Linn., or Echinops viscosus, DC., echinops (?) A single flower head can produce 100–200 seeds. Bibliography InformationSinger, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Immune-system (horse-thistle), Cnicus benedictus, Linn. Did it work? Once-cultivated areas are an ideal growth environment for thistles. It’s impossible to know. (blessed thistle), Cynara Syriaca, Linn. I grope, sometimes even groan, trying to find my way toward God. Change ), Plants in Christ' Ministry in Perea & Judea. Entry for 'Thorns And Thistles'. (land-caltrops), and others, some of them in many subspecies. If not, propose to yourself other options to try when you find yourself in similar circum- stances in the future. Today, Holy Lands are largely arid, with many thistle species. (cardoon), Echinops (globe-thistle), Eryngium nitraria, Noea, Notobasis Syriaca, Linn. In almost every Bible instance when thistles were identified, the desolation and wilderness were the result of mankind’s continued sin. General terms, some of them applied also to thorns, are , and in the Bible, and , and in the Mishnah and Talmud. Copyright New Medical Frontiers, Inc. © 2015 - all rights reserved. = Eryngium Creticum, Lam., button-snakeroot = Cynara Scolymus, Linn., artichoke = Cynara Syriaca, Boiss., and Cynara Cardunculus, Linn., cardoon (the heads of which are well described by Rashi in his commentary on Psalm 83:14 ) = Paliurus aculeatus, Linck., garland-thorn (? Thorns and thistles were an original consequence of Adam and Eve’s sin. 1901. When leaves are cut or torn, a milky substance is released. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out /  Pain Relief On the milk thistle, flowers are red-purple and have spiny sharp leaves (bracts) directly under the flower base. (Syrian thistle), Ononis antiquorum, Linn. Milk thistle plants displace desirable forage plants, such as grasses. Acanthaceous trees and shrubs, some of them admitting of classification, constitute the first group, which includes: , Bible and Mishnah (also Assyrian, Phenician, and Aramaic) = Lycium Europæ um, Linn. What did you do? Seeds can lay dormant on/in soil up to nine years, then germinate after a rainfall. Once established, milk thistles form two-to-six feet dense clumps. When I planted seeds in the church Bible garden, milk thistle grew two years then died. leiosperma, Post), Onopordon (down-thistle), Phæ opappus scoparius, Sieb., Silybum Marianum, Linn. Some people even think milk thistle is one of the "thistles" mentioned in the Bible, and that the "milk" is named after the Virgin Mary's milk. I let pride combined with my desire to “do it my way” block listening to God, whether he was instructing me through another individual, his word (Bible), or my conscience. The desert flora of Palestine is unusually rich in thorns and thistles, containing a whole series of acanthaceous shrubs and various thistles, including Acanthus, Carduus (thistle), Centaurea Calcitrapa (star-thistle), Cirsium acarna, Linn. When leaves are cut or torn, a milky substance is released.7,10. In the subsequent years, milk thistle didn’t regrow. (not Rhamnus), box-thorn , Bible, Mishnah, and Aramaic = Rubus sanctus, Schreb., blackberry = Acacia , Mishnah, and , Talmud = Cratæ gus Azarolus, Linn., hawthorn , Mishnah, and , Talmud = Zizyphus lotus, Lam., jujube, and Zizyphus spina-Christi, Linn., Christ' s-thorn , Mishnah, and , Talmud =Zizyphus vulgaris, Lam., common jujube. Learn about the answers in this blog "Ask The Natural Online Doctor". Go to, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. As a leading documentation and information center New Medical Frontiers, Inc. receives a lot of questions daily. Dosage and Duration of Milk Thistle Therapy. Like Adam and Eve, I’ve sweated over these projects, expending tremendous energy and time. ( Log Out /  Reflection: Think of times in your life that you  tried to reach God, but you couldn’t get to him. Thistles are an invasive species. Obesity Instead of fruit the earth is to bring forth "thorns and thistles" (Genesis 3:18 ), which must, therefore, be edible, and which are considered by the Midrash to be artichokes. Let thistle s grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. Because milk thistle is related to ragweed, folks with seasonal allergies to this wild plant should avoid consuming it as either a fall foraging for edible or medicinal purposes. Autoimmune-disease-update You felt like your life was filled with thistles; everything growing in your life was wrong. Herbal Medicine They are large, with white veins. Using the most bioavailable form of milk thistle or silybin, studies have shown the usual dosage to be 420 mg in three divided doses. Many names for these plants are found in the Bible as well as in post-Biblical literature. Milk thistle leaves are attractive. Fully mature milk thistle seeds are glossy, brown-to-black,  with an umbrella-like appendage. Documented already in the Holy Bible more than 2000 years ago, and scientifically validated by internationally renowned medical schools and research institutes - today. Drug-side-effects The words of Job are ended. Allergies The Bible used thorns and thistles as symbols of desolation and a description of a wilderness environment. ), Bible, and , Talmud = Urtica urens, Linn., nettle. Definitely bizarre, but kinda cool too, right? Copyright April 4, 2019; All rights reserved. In the past, I have taken on major projects at home, church, or job. Standardizing the milk thistle extract to silybin, the most biologically active component in milk thistle, also makes a positive difference in treatment duration. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. 7,10. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. Diabetes (milk-thistle), Tribulus terrestris, Linn. The milk thistle seeds should be stored in a cool dry place until ready to use. The second group comprises acanthaceous or prickly herbs, shrubs, and nettles: (? Frequently, mankind turned from God and worshiped foreign (man-made) idols. Dr. Mark Fritz, NMD, PhDPresident and Founder of New Medical Frontiers,  Inc. & licensed in naturopathic medicine, All Heart-health (land-caltrops), and others, some of them in many subspecies. Looking back on these projects, I know that, more often than not, thistles were a consequence of my disobedience. Alzheimer's I want to obey his word and submit fully to him. History of milk thistle use. Milk Thistle (botanical name Silybum marianum) - also named St Mary’s Thistle, Mary Thistle and Holy Thistle - is considered widely as a weed, to ignore at best. For thousands of years, the milk thistle has been used in folk medicine to treat liver, cancerous, and psychiatric disorders; however, there’s no reliable science validating the efficacy of milk thistle to treat these conditions. Some thistle seeds have feathery growths. ( Log Out /  Despite my efforts, some projects failed completely or partially—thistles resulted rather than beautiful flowers. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account.