27 Feb Show your body some love with a natural liver detox
Nights out, meals out and big celebrations can all lead to little bursts of over-indulgence all year round. Luckily, you can still have fun – without feeling too many after-effects – with the aid of nature’s little helper, Milk Thistle. This clever herb effectively offers a natural liver detox, which is like giving your liver a rather lovely hug when it’s feeling a little worn out.
What is Milk Thistle?
Milk Thistle is a trusted herbal remedy that’s traditionally used to detoxify and protect the liver. Used for over 2000 years as a natural treatment for liver disorders, it is the perfect traditional medicine for those feeling a little worse for wear from over-indulgence in food or drink.
Sometimes referred to as St. Mary Thistle, Holy Thistle or Lady’s Thistle, it can grow as much as ten feet tall, and has distinctive red and purple flowers. The plant’s leaves secrete a milky white substance when they are crushed, hence it being commonly referred to as “milk” thistle.
How does Milk Thistle work?
Milk thistle seeds contain a bioflavonoid complex known as Silymarin. This active ingredient is known traditionally to promote liver protection and detoxification.
Silymarin has a high percentage of flavonolignans, flavonoids, fatty acids and other natural plant compounds which are used by many for the regulatory effects on the metabolism.
Milk thistle helps support the liver by synthesising protein and is popularly believed to help accelerate the process of regeneration in damaged liver tissue and other cells.
It is also believed that Milk Thistle can protect the cells of the liver by blocking the entrance of harmful toxins and helping remove these toxins from liver cells. According to traditional use, Milk thistle is a powerful antioxidant which can be used with a healthy diet to help to maintain health and energy by protecting the body from damage caused by free radicals and toxins.
How should I take Milk Thistle?
As one of the most commonly used herbal medicines in the world, there are many ways that you can take this herb. However, choosing Milk Thistle tablets offers the most reliable way of taking a specific dose of the herbal medicine in a safe form. You should always choose herbal medicines that carry the Traditional Herbal Registration (THR) logo.
So, next time you are planning a big weekend, or maybe just looking to give your liver a break, take a trusted THR approved Milk Thistle herbal remedy.
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