Country of Origin: Bulgaria
Also known as Marian thistle, Mary thistle, Saint Mary's thistle, Mediterranean milk thistle
Milk thistle is mainly consumed for liver healing, for lowering cholesterol levels and for detoxifying the body. It is particularly effective in those who suffer from diabetes, dyspepsia, arthritis and cirrhosis of the liver.
The silimarin substance contained in milk thistle has a strong protective effect on the liver as it prevents the binding of toxins to the hepatic cell membranes and reduces the hepatic damage caused by many environmental drugs and toxins. This substance treats liver complications due to alcoholism, including cirrhosis. The chronic infections, such as hepatitis, also reduce liver function. Silymarin, consisting of three different flavonoids, protects the liver, stimulates the production of new hepatic cells and accelerates protein synthesis.
By improving the health and functioning of the liver, milk thistle with its diuretic action reduces pressure on the kidney and lymphatic systems. By increasing urination, kidney and bladder health improves while toxins, fats, salts and water are excreted by the body.
Milk thistle is used for its anti-inflammatory properties which relieve the pains of arthritis, migraines, headaches, joint pains and stomach pains.
Flavonoids and antioxidants, contained in milk thistle, fight oxidative stress and reduce the action of free radicals which are responsible for chronic diseases, cellular mutation and premature aging.
Milk thistle reduces blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It relieves the cardiovascular system by reducing the risk of atherosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes.
Milk thistle is particularly beneficial for the regulation of blood sugar. It increases insulin resistance and prevents dangerous ups and downs in glucose levels after a carbohydrate meal.
Finally milkthistle is suitable for those suffering from constipation, bloating, and cramps as it improves the digestive system, relieves inflammation in the gut tissues and contributes to the absorption of nutrients.
CAUTION! Milk thistle should be avoided during pregnancy
It is forbidden to consume thistle in women during pregnancy and during breastfeeding without the advice of a doctor. It should not be consumed in conjunction with any other medication without the advice of a physician. It is forbidden to consume thistle in diabetic patients who use medication without the advice of a doctor.
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