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Milk Thistle is Perfect for Spring Cleaning (Your Body)

Milk Thistle is Perfect for Spring Cleaning (Your Body)

Spring is a perfect time for cleaning your home as well as your body. Most of us are exposed to damaging substances on a daily basis, such as alcohol, medications, pesticides, and environmental toxins.

Milk thistle encourages the liver to cleanse itself and can protect it from the intake of toxins. Several scientific studies suggest that the cleansing effect comes from a substance in milk thistle seeds, a flavonoid called silymarin, which protects the liver from toxins.

The milk thistle is a flowering plant of the daisy family, so named because the leaves are splashed with a white color and the plant contains a milky sap.

Milk thistle has been used for over 2,000 years as a treatment to promote liver health.

Milk thistle appears to be a safe option for people who suffer from liver-related ailments and for those who use alcohol or medications. However, it is important to consult with your physician before starting your herbal regimen because milk thistle can speed the clearance of certain pharmaceutical drugs.

Milk thistle is usually sold as teas, pills and tincture. Ideally you want to choose a supplement standardized to contain 70% to 80% silymarin, the active ingredient.

Posted By: tcm007 on April 18, 2017
Jonathan Maxwell said...
I enjoyed reading this article. It was really informative, and I didn't know milk thistle has been used for that long! I am glad you are sharing knowledge about natural remedies. I do my part by writing about natural remedies at Keep up the good work! Jonathan
May 30, 2017, 1:03 pm
tcm007 said...
I'm glad you find the post useful. The are so many wonderful medicinal plants.
April 18, 2017, 5:40 pm
Ryan said...
Always good to read new findings on diabetes and the way it effects us. thank you
May 10, 2011, 7:41 pm
Ryan said...
Being a friend of a diabetic, any news like this is interesting. Thank you
May 10, 2011, 7:40 pm
JMagloczki said...
Interesting findings on the active flavonoid, silymarin...its affect on the liver reduces risk of cancer and type II diabetes
May 9, 2011, 9:40 pm
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