Today you get the thistles and tomorrow you get the lace! These are common thistles called milk thistles. They originated in the Mediterranean, and are almost everywhere now. They are a real pain to gardeners and a lot of people hate them, yet I find them beautiful in their own way. They are an ancient plant, and have been known for their medicinal value for over 2,000 years. Thistle extract is known to help liver toxicity, and it can help almost any kind of damage to the liver. In Europe, it is a prescription medicine. Here, we can get it in drug and health food stores. It has so many benefits. So when God said the land would produce thorns and thistles, that wasn't necessarily a bad thing!
"To Adam he said "Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat from it,'
"Cursed is the ground because of you;
through painful toil you will eat food from it
all the days of your life.
It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
And you will eat the plants of the field."