Great Soft Thistle(Caruus helenioides)
Tonic, stimulant, diaphoretic, emetic and emmenagogue. In large doses, Blessed Thistle acts as a strong emetic, producing vomiting with little pain and inconvenience. Cold infusions in smaller draughts are valuable in weak and debilitated conditions of the stomach, and as a tonic, creating appetite and preventing sickness.
It is said to have great power in the purification and circulation of the blood, and on this account strengthens the brain and the memory.