Date: Wed, 19. Jun 13
Milk thistle is primarily used for its hepato-protective properties. Results from clinical trials using standardized extracts of milk thistle suggest that it may be useful in protecting the liver from environmental toxins and drugs (e.g. acetaminophen). It is also useful in cases of cirrhosis.
50ml/1.75oz Item #6023
Distilled Water, Grain Alcohol, certified organic Milk Thistle. Ratio 1:5
Although milk thistle originally grew wild throughout much of Europe, it is now naturalized to the east coast of North America, California, and South America. This biennial grows up to 1 meter or 40 inches in height with spiny leaves that are marked with white along the veins. The plant is crowned with a bright pink-to-red flower head that produces numerous small seeds. Milk thistle has been used medicinally for several thousand years. Both the Greeks and the Romans noted its hepato-protective effects, however, current interest in this product did not begin until the late 1960s when silymarin, a combination of flavonolignans believed to be responsible for the hepatic activity, was first isolated from the ripe seeds.