Milk thistle is a thorny pink flowering plant that has been revered for its beneficial properties for thousands of years.
Originally valued as a supplement to encourage production of breast milk in new mothers, for menstrual problems, depression, and even to ease the symptoms of varicose veins, its current popularity stems from its use in the treatment and prevention of liver disease. The liver can be damaged by disease, toxins, alcohol or drugs. Milk thistle helps ameliorate these liver damages. The benefits of milk thistle are nothing short of amazing. Researchers call it a smart herb because it seems to know when to produce new cells as well as when to halt the production of bad cells, such as cancer cells. How this herb knows when to help regenerate cells and when to keep them from regenerating is still a matter for research, but the benefits to the liver are undeniable.
Milk thistle may aid in the following:
• Liver diseases such as cirrhosis and hepatitis C
• Treatment and prevention of gallstones
• Mushroom toxicity
• High cholesterol
With so many uses and benefits you may want to add milk thistle to your health routine today.
Your liver will thank you!