Parts used-Fruit, flowers and seeds
Actions and Uses: Protects the liver from toxins and pollutants by preventing free radical damage and stimulates the production of new liver cells. Protects the kidney’s and is very good for the gallbladder and adrenal disorders, inflammatory bowel disorders, psoriasis, weakened immune system and all liver disorders. Milk thistle has shown anticancer effects against prostate and breast cancers. Silymarin inhibits COX-2 formation.
Phytochemical and Nutrient Content: Alpha-pinene, beta-carotene, fumaric acid, kaempferol, naringenin, quercetin, silandrin, silymarin, taxifolin, calcium, fatty acids, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and zinc.
General Information: Milk thistle seeds have remarkable abilities to protect the liver against damaging chemicals. It is the only known substance to provide any relief from certain poisonous mushrooms. Mild thistle is nontoxic and can be used effectively as both a therapeutic agent and a preventive tonic herb. The seeds can be ground in a coffee mill and the resulting powder is tasty and can be made into a