Health benefits of Milk Thistle
With its distinctive purple flower surrounded by spikes and leaves, milk thistle is used predominantly to support the liver and gallbladder; it’s also effective for cleansing the blood, regulating hormones and improving skin health.The plant contains a group of compounds called silymarin that are known to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant,that is effective in scavenging the free radicals caused by alcohol in the liver.
- Increases bile production to improve digestion and the breakdown of fats. Bile also encourages bowel movements.
- Detoxifies the liver from harmful substances including alcohol, drugs, caffeine, pollution, heavy metals and chemicals in food.
Milk thistle can be taken as a herbal tea, liquid extract/ tincture, a herbal infusion or in capsule form.