The primary use of Milk Thistle is to protect liver cells from damage. It is excellent to take before and after consuming rich greasy foods, drugs, alcohol, coffee and exposure to toxins - great for hangover prevention! It is also used for jaundice, liver problems, cirrhosis and all gall-bladder issues. Milk Thistle is also used (as the name indicates) to promote breastmilk production, and is perfectly safe for nursing mothers.
Contents: Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) seed powder
Preparation: Chew 1 tsp of seeds thoroughly, or add ground seeds to food. Tea - boil 1-2 tsp of ground seeds in 1 cup water for 10 minutes.
Other Names: Silybum marianum
Grown in: China
Organic Status: Organic out of stock, current supply is conventional
Plant Parts: Seeds
Packaging: Home compostable, reusable zip lock pouch
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