Milk Thistle, also known as Silymarins, is a reddish-purple tubular flower that is native to the Mediterranean region. Since ancient times, Milk Thistle was used extensively for supporting the liver. The English herbalist, Nicholas Culpeper (1650), claimed it was effective for supporting repair and strengthening of the liver. Today, clinical studies have demonstrated that this herb provides powerful antioxidant protection from free radicals and other toxins that normally enter into the liver, and also helps to support healthy cholesterol synthesis by the liver. In addition, limited research also suggest that it may maintain normal kidney and immune function. Milk Thistle extract can be taken sub-lingually or with water. Before using this herb, talk with your healthcare professional.
Dr. Denard, N.D., CPT
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