Also known as
Milk thistle, a relative of the sunflower, has been used for the past 2,000 years for a number of reasons including assisting the liver in breaking down toxins, kidney diseases, hepatitis and repairing internal damage caused by alcohol abuse.
silymarin, silibinin, silydianin, silychristin, vitamin E and fatty acids.
Origin: Germany, Croatia
Eating a few grams of seeds every other day or so is recommended, eating milk thistle seeds straight like sunflower seeds is convenient enough however some prefer extracts.
Milk thistle is wonderful for aiding a stressed liver and is recommended for general health and is extremely recommended for those who consume a larger than average amount of herbs, supplements, medications or alcohol.
Milk thistle in certain individuals at high enough dosages can have a laxative effect. Milk thistle may interact with certain medications so please talk to your doctor before using.
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