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5 potential uses of sow thistle

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  • Common sow thistle (Sonchus oleraceus) is derived from the Greek word “sonchus,” referring to the plant’s hollow stems. “Oleraceus,” on the other hand, is Latin for edible
  • Sow thistle is classified as a weed, as it grows practically anywhere and its seeds can spread easily
  • Sow thistle is rich in various minerals, vitamin C, essential fatty acids and carotenoids that may benefit your health
  • Studies have shown that sow thistle may help boost your antioxidant capabilities, manage inflammation, reduce anxiety and possibly lower your risk of cancer

Weeds are a common sight in gardens, fields and lawns. Most gardeners and farmers consider them troublesome, as weeds compete for resources such as space, water, light and soil nutrients that should go to the plants you want to grow.


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