Holy thistle, thistle-bento, Mexican poppy, these are the names given to the plant best known for Mexican thistle.Belonging to the Papaveraceae family, this herb has the scientific name Argemone mexicana and can act on human health in various aspects, both in external and internal problems. Better understand its features and know how to use it properly.

plant properties

  • Pain relief;
  • Cathartic;
  • Emetic;
  • Expectorant;
  • Narcotic;
  • Diaphoretic.

Mexican Thistle Benefits

Skin problems can be tackled with the properties of this plant, so diseases that affect the largest organ of the body are treated quickly and without causing secondary problems. This benefit ranges from treating cancer, which are ulcerations in the epidermal layer of the body, to even removing warts.

Another great work of the Mexican thistle is related to the elimination of phlegm, migraine and corneal opacity. The plant is also useful in the case of flatulent colic, preventing the spread of pain below the belly and strengthening the intestine so that it does not release gas. At the same time, the herb is effective in treating constipation.

How to make and use this herb tea?

To prepare Mexican thistle tea, you need to have 10 g of the plant on hand and a liter of drinking water. First, put the water on the fire and let it boil. After the boiling process, add the herb leaves to the liquid and cover the container.

It is important to leave it to steep for at least 10 minutes, until the properties are transferred to the water.

Once ready, it is necessary to strain the tea and drink it without adding sugar, sweetener or honey. The tip is to drink this natural remedy three times a day, until you reach the expected results. However, it is important to respect the amount of daily doses, considering that the excess of this tea can cause intoxication.