Milk thistle (Carduus marianus), don’t get it confused with blessed thistle, is extraordinarily useful in treating liver diseases such as alcoholic hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver poisoning, and viral hepatitis. Milk thistle is one of the few herbs that have no real pharmaceutical equivalent. It reduces inflammation and is an antioxidant. Traditionally used for functional disorders of the liver and gallbladder, such as jaundice, it was also used to treat malaria.
Today it is used for dyspepsia, toxic liver, and hepatic cirrhosis. The German Commission E has approved Carduus marianus for dyspeptic, liver, and gallbladder complaints. According to the German Commission E, Carduus marianus works in two ways: It alters the structure of the outer cell membrane of the liver cells to prevent toxins such as food poisoning from getting inside the liver cells. Secondly, it stimulates nucleolar polymerase A, which stimulates the regeneration of new, healthy liver cells.
Protects pancreas against alcohol damage
Possibly protecting against UVB rays.
Synergistically working with Vitamin E as a liver-free radical scavenger.
May improve insulin resistance.
May support skin health
Ingredients: Wild harvested Milk Thistle Seed
Parts Used: Seed
Forms: Two ounces of powder or 60 vegetable capsules (550-600 mg).
How to use:
Powder: Take 1/2 tsp of dried powder in an 8 oz. glass of favorite juice or smoothie once a day.
Capsules: Take 1 capsule 3 times a day with water or favorite beverage.
The gel caps we use are Vegicaps (vegetable) and are all-natural. No Animal By-Products, Starch Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Preservative Free, Ethylene Oxide, and Sulfite FREE!
Legal Information: The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.