Milk Thistle (seed) supports healthy liver function and provides powerful antioxidant support due to its bioflavonoid compounds. It also contains the important phytochemical Silymarin, which promotes healthy liver cell production, protects the liver and kidneys from toxins and supports healthy cholesterol metabolism. It may be used for inflammatory and infectious, degenerative liver diseases and it is a spleen and vasular tonic. Milk thistle has traditionally been used in Europe for as a digestive aid and it was also given to mothers to improve milk production. It also increases bile production and flow. It is native to the Mediterranean region and has been naturalized in Central Europe, North and South America, and Southern Australia.
Products containing Milk Thistle:
David Winston “Herbal Therapeutics”
Louise Tenney, M.H. “Today’s Herbal Health”
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