Milk Thistle Seed - 1 oz
Only available in the United States.
Price: $10.00 for 1 oz
Milk Thistle Seed – Silybum marianum (formerly known as Caraduus marianus)
Milk Thistle has been used for liver disorders – damage to liver, protect, prevent toxins from penetrating the interior liver cells, promoting healthy liver cell growth and improves its function; snakebites; treat alcohol abuse/cirrhosis, chemical exposure, environmental illness, hepatitis, treat after eating poisonous mushrooms, drug abuse, jaundice, bile duct inflammation.
Milk Thistle Seed comes from the Asteraceae (Daisy) Family.
Function: Decongest the Liver and Improve Appetite
Effects: hepatoprotective, Emetic, antioxidant, tonic-bitter, antidepressant, stomach, astringent, cholagogue, demulcent, diaphoretic, galactagogue, appetite stimulant, emmenagogue
Preparation: Tincture, decoction
Other Uses: Has been used to purify baths and worn as protection or barrier against negative energy.
Edible Uses: Milk Thistle seeds can be eaten, though they are a hard seed. It can be ground up to use as a culinary herb in foods or as a coffee substitute. Edible oil can be pressed out of the seed. The young and tender leaves can be eaten once their spines are removed. The stalks have also been cultivated – they can be eaten cooked or raw. It’s been stated that they are considered more superior to cabbage. The roots can be boiled, steamed, or eaten raw. The flower buds have a heart like an artichoke which can be eaten.
Caution: There have been a few reports that the seeds caused diarrhea or a laxative effect and bloating.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.