wildcrafted in the Ukraine
St Mary’s Thistle Seed
Milk Thistle, Marian Thistle, St Mary's Thistle
Cautions please be aware that herbs, although natural can interact with certain medications, and that they may be ill advised to use under certain health conditions. Please consult a qualified health practitioner for cautions pertinent to you.
No therapeutic claim is made or intended for this product. Information is for educational purposes only.
Further interesting reading...
Milk Thistle Seeds contains a flavonoid complex known as silymarin, which is the component responsible for all of the herb's purported medical benefits. Milk Thistle Seed Powder is commonly used as a means to increase the secretion and flow of bile from the liver and gallbladder. Whole Milk Thistle Seed has a long-established use as a liver tonic, which has been supported by research. Studies have shown that Milk Thistle Seeds contain elements that protect liver cells from chemical damage.
Traditionally, Milk Thistle Seeds were used throughout Europe as a liver tonic, and current phytotherapy shows its implementation in a wide range of liver and gallbladder conditions, such as hepatitis and cirrhosis.
A number of chemical components of herb are now being shown to have this protective effect on liver cells. They are all flavones and flavo-lignins, the best studied being silymarin. Silymarin has been shown to reverse the effects of highly toxic alkaloids, such phalloidine and [[alpha]]-amanitine from the Avenging Angel mushroom (Amanita phalloides) as well as protect liver cells from their impact. The pharmacodynamics, site and mechanism of action of silymarin are becoming well understood, providing insights into the metabolic basis of this herbs activity., an activity long known and used by medical herbalists. As its name implies, it promotes milk secretion and is perfectly safe to be used by all breast feeding mothers.