NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- spotted thistle
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A plant whose leaves, stems, and flowers have been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. Spotted thistle may have anti-inflammatory and anticancer effects. The scientific name is
Cnicus benedictus. Also called blessed thistle, cardin, holy thistle, and St. Benedict's thistle.