Milk Thistle Herb
Liver Tonic Has Amazing Uses

Why everyone should consider taking milk thistle herb for its many uses and benefits. How to buy an extract.

For many centuries, milk thistle extracts are widely used as liver tonics. The herb has been reported to have protective effects on the liver and to greatly improve its function.

The liver is a very important organ in your body. Two of its key functions are detoxification and production of enzymes for digestion.

Taking milk thistle on regularly can help your body gets rid of toxic substances, and help your body processes food more efficiently.


We live in an environment where we are being exposed to toxins continuously.

You may believe that because your body still feels well, you are all right. However, the CDC found that by examining blood samples, each person had at least a few dozen different chemicals swimming around, ones that were not found in the blood decades ago.

It’s important that your liver is processing food and chemicals efficiently.

By doing this, your body can live in good health for a longer period of time. It’s only when the body starts accumulating toxins to a high level that it starts to break down faster than usual.

The good news is that you can give your liver a little extra help with its detoxification functions just by adding a cup of milk thistle tea with meals.

There is no known toxicity from using the herb and the taste is mild.

Other Health Benefits

The liver inactivates toxic chemicals. Scientific studies have found that when milk thistle is used, even chemicals as poisonous as carbon tetrachloride and mushroom poisons are able to be successfully removed and detoxified.

But detoxification is just one of the many health benefits of this amazing herb. Scientific studies have found that it boosts brain power and helps fight cancer.

Health Benefits - Liver Protector Aid Detox and Fat Burn

Weight Loss and Digestion Aid

Although herbalists and herbal enthusiasts have used milk thistle herb tea as a beverage for decades, the trend is now catching on by those that want to lose weight. There is a scientific basis for this.

In the process of gaining weight, one of the most common things that happens is a person eats too much at a meal or in between meals.

During digestion, the liver and gall bladder must process the food. The liver is the master gland at orchestrating the breakdown of fat by producing enzymes that are called lipases.

However, if an herb is simultaneously taken that assists the liver and gall bladder in the digestion of food and the removal of waste products, your body can be more efficient.

It can then process the extra fat. This is what the herb milk thistle does when the extra demand for processing fat is placed upon it.

Weight Loss Benefit - Why It's A Cure for Overeating

How to Use

When using the plant milk thistle, it is the seed not the leaves or flowers that are used medicinally. The seeds contain about 4-6% silymarin and when made into a milk thistle extract. It may be standardized to contain 80% silymarin.

The silymarin is not just one compound in itself. Silymarin is a mixture of polyphenols that include silybin A, silybin B, silychristin, isochilychristin, silydianin, isosilybin A and isosilybin B.

Like most herbs, milk thistle can be used in the form of tea bags, extracts, or tinctures. All forms of the herb have benefits in the body.

For further information about dosage, check out the article below.

Extract and Herb - How to Buy and Dosage

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