Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) is an herb traditionally used for maintaining healthy liver function. This is a great formula to help you stay feeling well for the long-term.
Milk Thistle is a herbaceous annual or biennial plant with a dense-prickly flower head and reddish-purple tubular flowers. It is native to the Mediterranean region and has been naturalized in Central Europe, North and South America, and Southern Australia. Milk Thistle has an extensive history of use as an edible plant. In the 1st century AD, Pliny the Elder reported its use for supporting liver health.
Numerous scientific studies have explored Milk Thistle and a group of its constituents called silymarins. Many of these clinical studies have demonstrated that this herb supports healthy liver function and provides powerful antioxidant protection.
Energetics: Moistening and cooling
Properties: Alterative, cholagogue, galactagogue, and hepatoprotective. Good for liver protection and healing. Increases antioxidant glutathione.
Precautions: Allergy to ragweed and related plants: Milk thistle may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family. Not for use during pregnancy. If you have a medical condition or take pharmaceutical drugs, please consult your doctor prior to use.
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