Scotch Thistle



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 it works

There isn't enough information to know how Scotch thistle might work as a medicine.


Not Proven
Stimulating the heart
Other conditions


There isn't enough information to know if Scotch thistle is safe or what the possible side effects might be.



Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of Scotch thistle duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for Scotch Thistle.

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.


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