Meet the Herbs: Milk Thistle
Herbs and medicinal plants have long been used to optimise overall health and well-being, and in this series we will take a deeper look at some of our favourite herbs for supporting health. Milk Thistle is an ancient herb which has traditionally been used for liver and digestive support.
Milk thistle is a flowering herb related to the daisy and ragweed family, it is a traditional European herb that promotes healthy liver function and supports detoxification. It has a history of use dating back to Roman and Greek usage and was traditionally used to treat liver and gallbladder disorders, promote breast milk production and even protect the liver from poisoning from chemical and environmental toxins. It has also traditionally been used as a remedy for cognitive function.
Silymarin is the main active in Milk Thistle, it is anti-inflammatory and a potent antioxidant that supports rejuvenation in the whole body from the liver to the skin.
Milk Thistle is used to support liver health, it is a bitter tonic and helps to support the flow of bile, as well as revitalising and strengthening the liver, supporting effective detoxification and normalising liver function. It has also been shown to offer heart benefits by lowering cholesterol and supporting blood sugar balance for those with type 2 diabetes. It has also shown benefits for problem skin conditions like acne. It’s strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are also potentially neuroprotective.
Who should use Milk Thistle Alive?
It is a great choice for anyone whose liver is in need of extra support, whether due to overindulgence, or otherwise. It’s also a very effective digestive tonic, and offers benefits for skin, immunity and cognitive functioning.
Why Fermented Milk Thistle Alive?
We use the ancient art of fermentation to activate the herb into a far superior form. We ferment the finest organic Milk Thistle using a month long fermentation containing 35 select species of micro-organisms from kefir and kombucha cultures. This activation delivers the complete synergy of the whole herb within a living food matrix for exceptional vitality and bio-availability.
How to use
Take one-two capsules of Milk Thistle Alive fermented supplements a day with food.