Milk thistle is considered to be one of the most powerful detoxifying herbs in the world. It has been used for its powerful healing properties since ancient times. Ancient Romans and Greeks used this powerful plant to treat liver problems and snakebites. Milk thistle is still praised in folk medicine today.
With its anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, it is also an effective remedy for various chronic diseases as well as for their prevention. However, because of its anti-ageing properties, it can also be found in the ingredients of a number of personal care products. What exactly are the therapeutic properties of milk thistle and how can it be used? Let’s take a closer look at this powerful herb!
What exactly is it?
Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is a member of the genus of Asteraceae. It grows to an average height of 0.7 to 1.5 metres and has beautiful purplish-pink flowers. Its leaves are leathery-textured, dark green with oval edges. The common thistle,
Silybum marianum, can be found in north-western and southern Europe, northern Africa, southern Russia and North and South America. In Estonia, common milk thistle blooms mainly in July and August and is cultivated both as an ornamental and medicinal plant.
Where does the healing power of milk thistle come from?
The biochemical composition of the milk thistle is truly rich, with an abundance of iron, zinc, selenium and amino acids, as well as being an excellent source of antioxidants and flavonoids. However, the most important substance is the plant’s silymarin, a powerful compound found in milk thistle seeds that contains most of the plant’s medicinal properties. Silymarin helps to support liver function, fight lipid peroxidation in the liver, prevent the accumulation of toxins in cells and promote the elimination of waste products from the body. The healing properties of milk thistle have also been confirmed by numerous scientific studies, which is why this powerful herb is used to treat a wide range of diseases.
Milk thistle can be a very effective remedy in case of the following conditions:
- gallbladder disorders;
- liver cirrhosis;
- type II diabetes;
- Parkinson’s disease;
- obsessive-compulsive disorder;
- chronic fatigue syndrome;
- irritable bowel syndrome;
- Crohn’s disease;
- other autoimmune diseases.
In addition, milk thistle inhibits the growth of cancer cells in breast, cervical and prostate cancers. It protects and restores the liver from damage caused by chemicals, environmental toxins and alcohol, and can also be an excellent aid in supporting the digestive system.
Endorsed by the Medical Medium
Milk thistle has also been highly praised as a powerful liver cleanser by the Medical Medium, aka Anthony William. According to Anthony, this plant helps to protect the body from environmental pollution, heavy metals as well as the effects of harsh drugs, chemotherapy and radiation. In addition, the Medical Medium also recommends milk thistle because of the plant’s strong anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties.
The 5 powerful qualities of milk thistle:
1) Powerful liver cleanser
Milk thistle is a great aid in removing toxins from the liver, helping to cleanse it of the toxins that have accumulated over the years.
With a high antioxidant content, the extract made from the seeds of milk thistle is strongly anti-cancer. This is backed up by a 2007 study by the University of Minnesota, which confirmed the ability of silymarin to inhibit prostate, breast and cervical cancer cells.
3) Ability to lower cholesterol levels
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, milk thistle helps prevent cardiovascular disease by supporting the heart and cleansing the blood, thereby helping to keep cholesterol levels under control.
4) It is an effective aid in the prevention and treatment of diabetes
Several studies have confirmed the ability of milk thistle to balance blood sugar levels in the presence of insulin resistance, with significant results in alleviating the symptoms of diabetes.
5) Has anti-ageing properties
Thanks to its antioxidant content, milk thistle is effective in preventing damage caused by free radicals, supporting skin health and slowing down premature ageing.
How to use milk thistle powder?
Milk thistle can be taken as a tea, capsules or tincture. However, in order to get the most out of the supplement you consume, it is important to ensure that each dose contains at least 80% silymarin. This way you can be sure of the therapeutic effect of the supplement. The recommended daily dose is 2 capsules per day with food or as recommended by your therapist.
Order capsules of milk thistle extract powder conveniently from Centralsun’s e-shop
High quality capsules of milk thistle extract powder are now available for you in Centralsun’s e-shop. The milk thistle capsules sold in our online shop are made only from pure milk thistle extract powder covered with a cellulose-based vegetable shell. The silymarin content of each capsule is 80%, making them a truly effective health support.
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