MILK THISTLE HERB
Milk thistle seed (Silybum marianum) has a history dating back over two thousand years as a favourite among herbalists for its positive effects on the liver and gallbladder.
The ancient philosophers Pliny and Galen both praised the herb for liver cleansing. Now, milk thistle is one of the most well researched plants for liver support applications.
Origin of our milk thistle Seeds
Our milk thistle seeds come from pesticide-free fields of Kashmir.
The active constituents of milk thistle are flavonoids, essential oil, bitter principle, 3mucilage and its actions are cholagogues (release and secretion of bile from the gall bladder), galactagogue (help the breastfeeding mother to increase the flow of mother’s milk), and demulcent (soothe and protect irritated or inflamed internal tissue), antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
How to use?
· Tea: Milk thistle is available as packaged tea, or can be used in home-made tea. To do this put crushed milk thistle leaves and seeds in a muslin bag. Steep the bag in hot water for five minutes. Add honey for flavor.
· Milk Thistle as Salad Ingredient: Add milk thistle stalks, leaves, flowers, and roots to your diet as an ingredient in salads and cooked meals.
· Fruit Juice: Crushed milk thistle seeds can also be added to fruit juice.
· Milk thistle is most well-known for being a natural liver supporter and detoxifier. Milk thistle is shown to decrease, damage to the liver that’s been caused by prescription medications, pollution, antibiotics.
· Effective in treating type 2 diabetes
When consumed in excess, milk thistle extract can cause diarrhoea, nausea, intestinal gas, fullness, loss of appetite.