In 1597, Gerard, a prominent herbalist, wrote that milk thistle was the best botanical remedy to deal with “all melancholy diseases.” The word ‘melancholy’ is taken from the Greek, ‘black bile,’ and in Gerard’s day referred to any liver or biliary derangement. It has been observed in practice that, when milk thistle extract has been given, an exciting reversal in symptoms of both acute and chronic liver problems, ranging from viral hepatitis to cirrhosis, has occurred. The active ingredient in milk thistle is silymarin that increases protein synthesis in liver cells, by increasing the activity of ribosomal RNA. It stimulates the liver to produce SOD, a potent, free radical scavenger. It prevents depletion of glutathione in the liver. Milk Thistle also protects kidneys and is beneficial to those with psoriasis. It also blocks allergic and inflammatory reactions. Milk Thistle aids immune response by increasing the production of T-lymphocytes and soluble proteins (interferon). Milk Thistle is known to stop the toxicity of Amanita mushroom poisoning and common dry-cleaning fluid (carbon tetrachloride) poisoning. Please note Milk Thistle is a member of the Ragweed Family.
Milk Thistle Seed Powder (Silybum marianm)
- Primary Uses: Here are a few of the ailments Milk Thistle Seed Power can provide relief for: • Cirrhosis/Liver Damage • Hepatitis • Jaundice • Kidney Congestion • Weak Immune System • Psoriasis