Milk thistle is an edible herbaceous annual or biennial plant with a dense prickly flower head with purplish tubular flowers. This storied herb has been used in liver preparations since antiquity: Greek physician, Dioscorides, provides the oldest ref... *
Milk thistle is an edible herbaceous annual or biennial plant with a dense prickly flower head with purplish tubular flowers. This storied herb has been used in liver preparations since antiquity: Greek physician, Dioscorides, provides the oldest reference of its value; Theophrastus mentioned milk thistle around the 4th century; and Pliny the Elder wrote on the effects of bile flow by milk thistle, calling it "Silybum" around the 1st century, A.D.
Today, milk thistle is best known as a producer of silymarin, a flavonoid complex (silybinin, isosilybinin, silychristin, and silydianin, etc.) that provides powerful liver support. The milk thistle in commerce is a standardized extracts prepared from the fruits (seeds) of Silybum marianum.
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Take 20-30 drops of extract in a small amount of warm water 3-4 times daily as needed.
Not to be used during pregnancy and lactation. Do not exceed recommended dose.
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