NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,107 terms related to cancer and medicine.

St. Benedict's thistle
(saynt BEH-neh-diktz THIH-sul)
A plant whose leaves, stems, and flowers have been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. St. Benedict's thistle may have anti-inflammatory and anticancer effects. The scientific name is Cnicus benedictus. Also called blessed thistle, cardin, holy thistle, and spotted thistle.