Organic milk thistle tincture is a valued agent in the treatment of hepatitis, cholestasis, jaundice, biliousness from liver congestion as well as alcohol and chemical and drug-induced liver damage.
Milk thistle tincture combines well with Dandelion tincture and Echinacea tincture as a spring clean combined with a detox regime.
Botanical name: Carduus marianum; Silybum Marianum
Common Names: Marian thistle
Habitat: Native to Southern Europe
Parts used: Seeds
Tincture strength: 1:3: 25% vol. alc.
Dose: 1 tsp in water twice daily
History: Milk Thistle has been used medicinally for at least 2000 years. Culpeper’s herbal recommends it for liver spleen & gallbladder as well as for melancholy.
Science: Milk thistle seeds contain a bioflavonoid complex known as Silymarin which has been extensively researched.( Ref: Arzneim-Forsch Drug Res 1968)
Milk thistle protects liver cells from damaging toxins & stimulates regeneration of liver cells.(Ref: Assessment and Management of Hepatobiliary Disease, Springer-Verlag, 1987.)
Helpful in pregnant mothers suffering from cholestasis. (Reyes H. The spectrum of liver and gastrointestinal disease seen in cholestasis of pregnancy. 1992)
Silymarin exerts an anti-hepatoxic effect against a variety of toxins.