Milk Thistle (Silybum Marianum) is one of the most popular and widely used liver detox herbs. Silymarin an active compound of Milk Thistle blocks certain liver damaging factors and stimulates the growth of new liver cells in place of damaged ones. It has been shown to have positive effects in treatment of several types of liver disease, such as cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis, fatty liver, sub-clinical cholestasis of pregnancy, etc. It also helps to improve skin conditions, which caused by inappropriate liver function, such as acne, psoriasis and eczema.
As such, Milk Thistle is an excellent tonic for the liver and helps protect it from degeneration, and is actually capable of repairing damaged cells. Because of the bile-producing cholagogue, fats are broken down, thereby protecting the liver against toxic damage from nicotine, drugs, alcohol, and environmental toxins such as carbon monoxide.
It can be used long-term with no adverse effects as it is non-toxic. It is especially effective in protecting the liver and assisting it in detoxing from the results of chemotherapy. This herb is an excellent tool in combating hepatitis and inflammation of the liver. Milk Thistle is recommended for all smokers or anyone exposed to secondhand smoke and other pollutants. It is also a stimulant, a demulcent, and an antidepressant, and has anti-inflammatory properties. As such, it is supportive to many therapies for patients with autoimmune disorders, rheumatoid, swollen prostate, asthma, psoriasis, and eczema.
Milk thistle is most properly thought of as a liver protector. It functions best when taken before the liver encounters alcohol, chemicals, poisons, or other stressors. Those with chemical sensitivities find it helpful to take a large dose of milk thistle tincture before venturing into difficult environments.
Suggested Dosage: 30-60 drops in water or juice, 2-3 times daily or as needed. Shake well before using.
Ingredients: Milk Thistle Seeds, Grain Alcohol, Distilled Water
How to use tinctures
The benefit of tinctures is that the medicinal value is easily assimilated in the body, they are convenient to use, the average shelf life is 5 years, and they offer a more complete range of medicinal properties than dried herbs or capsules.
The best way to use liquid herbal extracts is to put the suggested amount in a glass of water, tea, or juice and drink the entire contents. Tinctures can also be administered directly into the mouth without the assistance of water however some tinctures are unpalatable which is why most people prefer to dilute it into a beverage.
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