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1Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA.
2School of Environment and Science, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA.
Onopordum acanthium L. (family Asteraceae; commonly known as Scotch (or Scottish) thistle) is native to the British Isles, although it has been widely naturalised globally. It is used in traditional medicine as an anti-inflammatory, anticancer and cardiotonic agent. The aerial parts is rich in flavonoids, phenylpropanoids, lignans, tritrerpenoids, sesquiterpenoid actones and sterols. Read more . .