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Milk Thistle has been used for over 2,000 years as a natural treatment for liver disorders. The plant is known in scientific circles as Silybum marianum, but it is more commonly known as “milk thistle,” “St. Mary Thistle,” “Holy Thistle” and “Lady’s Thistle.” It is native to southern Europe, southern Russia, Asia Minor, North Africa, and is now being grown in North & South America. It is an herbaceous annual or biennial plant belonging to the Asteraceae family that can grow to be ten feet tall with flowers that are red and purple in color.
Europeans were among the first to use milk thistle seeds as an herbal treatment for liver disorders. However, the plant’s remedial capabilities have been known since ancient times. Milk Thistle was mentioned by Theophrastus in the 4th century B.C. by the name of “Pternix” and it was also referred to by Pliny the Elder in the 1st century A.D. by the name of “Sillybum.”.”
The active ingredient in milk thistle is known as silymarin. It is a chemical extracted from the seeds. Silymarin is actually a group of flavonoids (silibinin, silidianin, and silicristin), which are thought to help repair liver cells damaged by alcohol and other toxic substances. Silymarin also protects new liver cells from being destroyed by these same toxins. It reduces inflammation and is a strong antioxidant.
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Our Organic Milk Thistle tablets contain a whole food blend of both Organic Milk Thistle seed extract (80% silymarin) and Organic Milk Thistle seeds. A perfect combination of the raw goodness of the seeds combined with the potency of the extract. Try it today!
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