Milk thistle, or St. Mary's thistle, is a sweet but bitter-tasting herb that supports the liver and spleen when taken for medicial purposes. Specifically, milk thistle can be regarded as a hepatoprotective, a bitter tonic, a demulcent, and an antidep... *
Milk thistle, or St. Mary's thistle, is a sweet but bitter-tasting herb that supports the liver and spleen when taken for medicial purposes. Specifically, milk thistle can be regarded as a hepatoprotective, a bitter tonic, a demulcent, and an antidepressant. When the seeds and leaves are used for teas or herbal supplements, the flavolignans (collectively known as silymarin) offer the most potent herbal support for the liver known to man.
An extract of the seeds of milk thistle has been shown to be conclusively liver protective and regenerative even against one of the most virulent liver toxins known, the death cap mushroom (Amanita phalloicks). In its early stages of growth, this mushroom resembles the common agaricus and is mistakenly eaten. The result is usually fatal, especially since the fatal condition seems to develop slowly over a few days. Presupport for animals with silymarin and silybin gives 100% protection against this poison.
Milk thistle is also effective against liver health concerns. It is hypolipidaemic and lowers fat deposits in the liver of animals.
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Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 tea bag for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
Iced tea brewing method (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 tea bags into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the bags. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water].
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