The Benefits of St Mary’s Thistle
- Karen Morris
By Karen Morris
St Mary’s Thistle (also known as Milk Thistle) has many surprising benefits.
Widely known for its use in helping with liver function, liver damage, liver cirrhosis, hepatitis A, B, C, fatty liver and gallstones, St Mary’s Thistle is one of the best liver cleansing herbs.
With the active ingredient, silymarin and silybin, these antioxidants are known to help protect the liver from toxins, including the effects of alcohol.
Not only has silymarin been found to increase glutathione (a powerful antioxidant that is crucial for liver detoxification), but it also may help to regenerate liver cells.
As a liver support and liver aid, milk thistle is a powerful detoxifier. It helps rebuild liver cells while removing toxins from the body that are processed through the liver.
The condition of our blood throughout our whole body is mostly reliant on the health of our liver.
Milk thistle is shown to decrease, or even reverse, damage to the liver that’s been caused by prescription medications, antibiotics, pollution, heavy metals and so on. It’s quite the wonder herb!
Studies have also shown that St Mary’s Thistle offers potential benefits to menopausal and postmenopausal women by helping to preserve bone strength and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Additionally, the herb has the potential to reduce amyloid plaque, which is linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in older adults.
Milk thistle benefits heart health and helps lower high cholesterol levels by lowering inflammation, cleaning the blood and preventing oxidative stress damage within the arteries.
Here at Herbs Online Shop, our St Mary’s Thistle is in a lovely Glycetract liquid (alcohol-free) and it tastes great so it’s easy to incorporate into your daily routine.
Take 2ml, once to four times daily and your liver with thank you!
Do keep in mind that no supplement can treat, prevent, or cure disease. However, by incorporating milk thistle into a holistic approach to your wellness regime and under the guidance of your Naturopath, you can greatly improve the quality of your health and vitality.
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