I just love this time of year when the thistle are in bloom. Sprouts of purple can be found along side most roads throughout the South. Purple, being my favorite color anyway… there is no wonder I love it so much. Also it is my birth flower, the November flower :-). More reasons to like it, as if I needed any other reason.. it’s a flower – it’s purple and it’s my birth flower. Love, Love Love!
I thought I’d share with you some information I’ve gathered from the web about it’s magical properties along with some photos I took of thistle last night when I was out walking my sweet dog, Monty. ENJOY!
Make sure you check out more info on the thistle below the photo gallery.
An herb of protection and vitality.
A bowlful placed in a room strengthens the spirits and renews vitality.
One may be carried for added strength and energy.
They offer protection when grown in the garden or carried in the pocket.
Throwing them into a fire will deflect lightning away from your home.
It is said that when a man carries a thistle he becomes a better lover.(Ooooooooooooooooo) lol.
A method of calling spirits is to boil some thistle.
It was once believed to cure the plague.
Thistle is also known to remove negative energies and hexes as well as bringing one uplifting energy and luck.
It strengthens the memory, helps with depression, and is useful in migraine headache.
Combine it with peppermint, elder flowers, and ginger for colds, fevers, and backache.