Milk Thistle Seeds are perhaps best known for their action on the liver. It’s been used since ancient times as a powerful liver cleanser – but they do offer a host of other health benefits. The milk thistle plant comes from the same family of plants as the daisy and its name is taken from the milky sap that comes from the leaves when they are broken.
When it comes to liver health, this botanical extract is commonly used in herbal preparations. Studies have revealed improvements were seen in liver function in people with liver disease when taking a milk thistle supplement. The exact mechanism is not fully known but it’s thought the botanical can reduce the damage to the liver that is caused by free radicals. It has a cleansing and detoxifying action so is often used as a part of a detox ritual.
The active ingredient in milk thistle is a group of plant compounds which are known as silymarin and which have antioxidant, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. The highest concentration of these active ingredients are found in the seeds which is why this is the part most commonly used for health remedies. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action may help neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s, as it’s thought to be neuroprotective and slow down the decline in brain function.
Evidence has also linked the milk thistle with a lowering effect on blood sugar levels. It is thought that the silymarin compounds in milk thistle works in a similar manner to some diabetic medicines by reducing fasting blood sugar levels and HbA1c.
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We offer milk thistle seeds in the following forms:
Milk Thistle Seed Powder – Botanical name: Cardus marianus
Milk Thistle Seeds Whole – Botanical name: Cardus marianus
Tablets – Milk Thistle Seed 100mg (1000s)
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