Herb: Eaton's Thistle


Latin name: Cirsium eatoni


Family: Compositae



Medicinal use of Eaton's Thistle:

The plant has been used to treat wounds, cuts and sores.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
45 cm
(1 foot)

Habitat of the herb:

Dry stony slopes, 3000 - 3500 metres in California.

Edible parts of Eaton's Thistle:

Root - cooked. The root is likely to be rich in inulin, a starch that cannot be digested by humans. This starch thus passes straight through the digestive system and, in some people, ferments to produce flatulence. Stem. No more details are given.

Other uses of the herb:

The seed of all species of thistles yields a good oil by expression. No details of potential yields etc are given.

Propagation of Eaton's Thistle:

Seed - sow early spring or autumn in situ. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 8 weeks at 20C.

Cultivation of the herb:

Dry stony slopes, 3000 - 3500 metres in California.

Known hazards of Cirsium eatoni:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.