• Latin Name: Cnicus Benedictus
  • CAS No.: 84603-57-6
  • Active Ingredient: Flavonoids
  • Specifications: 2%
  • Test Method: UV
  • Part used: Aerial Parts
  • Appearance: Fine brown powder



it is an annual herbaceous plant with an erect stem (40 cm), branched, covered with hair. It bears long, thorny, jagged leaves, with evident veins ending in quills; only the basal ones are petiolate. The flowers, gathered in solitary flower heads, are yellow in color, protected by a thorny shell, and appear from spring to summer. It grows spontaneously in the arid uncultivated areas of central-southern Italy, from the plains to the high hills.


  • Depurative
  • Diuretic
  • Promotes digestion
  • It stimulates the appetite
  • Cicatrizing