St Mary's Thistle Seed, Silybum marianum, Wildcrafted


Size: per gram (50g minimum)

wildcrafted in the Ukraine

St Mary’s Thistle Seed

Silybum marianum

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. 


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 Actions: Hepatic, galactogogue, demulcent, cholagogue.
Milk Thistle Seeds are truly a one of a kind herb. Milk Thistle Seed is world renowned for centuries because of a natural compound called silymarin found in it. Silymarin nourishes and replenishes the liver better than any other nutrient currently available. Since your liver acts as the body's filter, it constantly is cleansing it to keep you healthy from toxins. These toxins accumulate over time in the liver, and whole Milk Thistle Seeds are believed to hold potent antioxidant properties and rejuvenating actions that work to keep the liver strong and healthy.


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.

Milk Thistle Seeds Powder promotes milk secretion and has been recommended for breast feeding mothers.
Milk Thistle can be used to increase the secretion and flow of bile from the liver and gall-bladder. Its traditional use as a liver tonic has been supported by research showing that it contains constituents which protect liver cells from chemical damage. It is used in a whole range of liver and gall bladder conditions including hepatitis and cirrhosis. Historically this herb has been used in Europe as a liver tonic and current phytotherpy indicates its use in a whole range of liver and gallbladder conditions including hepatitis and cirrhosis. It may also have value in the treatment of chronic uterine problems. A wealth of research done in Germany is revealing exciting data about reversal of toxic liver damage as well as protection from potential hepatotoxic agents.


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.

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