Milk Thistle Medicinal Uses

Milk Thistle Medicinal Uses

Milk Thistle (Silybum Marianum) Medicinal Uses are many and well documented. It is among the top-selling medicinal herbs. It is a heady, spiny plant with white-veined leaves and purple flowers.

Milk Thistle Medicinal Uses Overview

Milk Thistle has been prized for centuries for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiviral properties.

Among its benefits, it may help in the treatment of:

  • Liver, gallbladder problems and hepatitis. It is highly regarded as a liver tonic due to high amounts of a chemical compound known as silymarin.
  • Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. In test-tube and animal studies, it has been shown to prevent oxidative damage to brain cells.
  • Osteoporosis. It may be a useful therapy for preventing or delaying bone loss in postmenopausal women
  • Cancer. It shows promise as a cancer treatment, although more studies are required.
  • Lactation. It increases lactating mother’s milk flow production and relaxes spasms.
  • Diabetes. Milk thistle may help lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

Milk Thistle Herbal Preparations and Uses

Parts Used: Leaves, Flowers, Seeds and Roots.

  • Infusions
  • Tinctures
  • Powders

Milk Thistle Tea.

Ingredients: Dried Milk Thistle Leaves or Milk Thistle Seeds

  • Bring 1 cup of water to boil.
  • Crush one teaspoon of Milk Thistle seeds using a mortar and pestle. Alternatively use one tablespoon of dried Milk Thistle leaves.
  • Place the seed powder or the leaves in a tea bag and put it in the boiling water.
  • Let it stand for about 5 -15mins.
  • Strain and enjoy.
Medical Disclaimer

Information is for educational and informational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. The information is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment offered by healthcare professionals.

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