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{"id":390408231,"title":"Milk Thistle - Gaidourakantho (Silybum marianum) - 40 grams","handle":"milk-thistle-gaidourakantho-silybum-marianum-40-grams","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eMILK THISTLE\u003c\/b\u003e - \u003cb\u003eSilybum marianum -\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cb\u003e(GAIDOURAKANTHO)\u003c\/b\u003e \u003cb\u003eCompositae Family\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eCommon Names: Silybum, holy thistle, Our Lady’s thistle\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eHISTORY OF USE\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMilk thistle has been used in traditional herbal medicine for a long time, with references dating back to the first century. It has long been used as a liver herb in traditional European folk herbalism. It is said to be a breeder of milk and of help to nursing mothers. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder (AD. 23-79), wrote about the plant's juice and it's virtues of \"carrying of bile\" which in his time referred to a general description of flushing out any internal fluid. Dioscorides, the Roman army Doctor, used the seeds of milk thistle as a remedy for infants and those bitten by snakes. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCulpepper, the famous British herbalist who practised half a century later, recommended milk thistle in the treatment of disorders affecting the liver and spleen, the kidneys in provoking the flow of urine, to break and expel stones, and also to treat dropsy. He considered it to be effective in opening obstructions in the liver as well as being an excellent blood cleanser. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBy the 19\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eth\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e century, milk thistle was recommended and used by German physicians for the treatment of liver and blood problems and for intestinal cleansing. Formerly regarded as a bitter, the herb gained recognition as one of the best remedies for liver complaints. The seeds were found to contain an active principle that has the specific effect on the liver. A German physician of the early 19\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eth\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e century (Rademacher) gave his patients a tincture made from the seeds. \"Tinctura Cardui Mariae Rademacher\" is still listed in pharmacopoeias today.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMore recently, studies on milk thistle have shown it plays a role of protection regarding the liver. Scientists in Germany noticed it seemed to protect the livers of animals from poisoning with highly toxic carbon tetrachloride. The particular active ingredient that protects the liver was isolated and its chemical constitution established, a previously unknown flavonol, that was given the name silymarin. No other plant principle has been as extensively investigated in recent years as silymarin, with further studies showing it is effective in the treatment of a number of disorders affecting the liver. Tests of cirrhosis, death cap mushroom poisoning, all types of hepatitis, gallstones, occupational toxic chemical exposure, and skin disease all show positive results.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eCULINARY USE\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMilk thistle is tasty when added to stews. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhen cooked, the raw leaves works as a terrific spinach replacement in all recipes. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe leaves and stalks of the milk thistle were at one time used extensively in salads, soups and pies. The heads were also eaten, in most cases they were boiled and treated like those of the Artichoke.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eMEDICINAL USE\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMilk thistle seed is a powerful antioxidant, which helps slow the aging process and counteracts free radicals. Milk thistle actually helps regenerate damaged liver through protein synthesis. It is the only known antidote to death cap mushroom, the most serious liver toxin known, most often fatal. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eDigestive Tract: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA well-known liver herb, especially in cases of liver damage from alcoholism, and from poison mushrooms. Use in any situation of sluggish liver, congested liver, cirrhosis of the liver, liver poisoning. Also helps with constipation where the stools are hard and dry. Soothes hemorrhoids, bleeding, and burning. Milk thistle increases the flow and secretion of bile and is good for any gall bladder complaints.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eCirculatory system: \u003c\/b\u003eMilk thistle helps to decrease \u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003evaricose veins. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eRespiratory System: \u003c\/b\u003eAsthma complaints are lessened with milk thistle doses.\u003cb\u003e \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eChildbearing Years: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMilk thistle increases milk production, as its name suggests. It’s completely safe to use by nursing mothers.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eFLAVOR \u0026amp; ENERGETICS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSweet, oily\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eHERBAL ACTIONS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHepatotropic, choleretic, anti-fibrotic, anti-inflammatory, apoptotic, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-metastatic and anti-angiogenic\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eCONSTITUENTS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFlavonoids silybin, silydianin, silychristin; volatile oil; bitter principle; mucilage.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eCAUTIONS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMilk thistle is relatively safe but some herb-drug interactions are possible. Consult a physician before taking milk thistle if you are on any medication. Moreover, rare cases of loose stool have been reported. \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003ePREPARATION\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHerbalist Rosemary Gladstar recommends grinding milk thistle seeds in a coffee grinder and making into tea, or adding the tasty ground seeds to cereals, cooked grains, and soups.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eTEA BLENDS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eCombine milk thistle with licorice root and dandelion for a liver tea. \u003cbr\u003eHealthy lactation tea: Spearmint, lemon verbena, marshmallow root, and milk thistle. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eDISCLAIMER\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThis information is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, heal, mitigate, or remedy disease. 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It has long been used as a liver herb in traditional European folk herbalism. It is said to be a breeder of milk and of help to nursing mothers. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder (AD. 23-79), wrote about the plant's juice and it's virtues of \"carrying of bile\" which in his time referred to a general description of flushing out any internal fluid. Dioscorides, the Roman army Doctor, used the seeds of milk thistle as a remedy for infants and those bitten by snakes. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCulpepper, the famous British herbalist who practised half a century later, recommended milk thistle in the treatment of disorders affecting the liver and spleen, the kidneys in provoking the flow of urine, to break and expel stones, and also to treat dropsy. He considered it to be effective in opening obstructions in the liver as well as being an excellent blood cleanser. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBy the 19\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eth\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e century, milk thistle was recommended and used by German physicians for the treatment of liver and blood problems and for intestinal cleansing. Formerly regarded as a bitter, the herb gained recognition as one of the best remedies for liver complaints. The seeds were found to contain an active principle that has the specific effect on the liver. A German physician of the early 19\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eth\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e century (Rademacher) gave his patients a tincture made from the seeds. \"Tinctura Cardui Mariae Rademacher\" is still listed in pharmacopoeias today.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMore recently, studies on milk thistle have shown it plays a role of protection regarding the liver. Scientists in Germany noticed it seemed to protect the livers of animals from poisoning with highly toxic carbon tetrachloride. The particular active ingredient that protects the liver was isolated and its chemical constitution established, a previously unknown flavonol, that was given the name silymarin. No other plant principle has been as extensively investigated in recent years as silymarin, with further studies showing it is effective in the treatment of a number of disorders affecting the liver. Tests of cirrhosis, death cap mushroom poisoning, all types of hepatitis, gallstones, occupational toxic chemical exposure, and skin disease all show positive results.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eCULINARY USE\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMilk thistle is tasty when added to stews. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhen cooked, the raw leaves works as a terrific spinach replacement in all recipes. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe leaves and stalks of the milk thistle were at one time used extensively in salads, soups and pies. The heads were also eaten, in most cases they were boiled and treated like those of the Artichoke.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eMEDICINAL USE\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMilk thistle seed is a powerful antioxidant, which helps slow the aging process and counteracts free radicals. Milk thistle actually helps regenerate damaged liver through protein synthesis. It is the only known antidote to death cap mushroom, the most serious liver toxin known, most often fatal. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eDigestive Tract: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA well-known liver herb, especially in cases of liver damage from alcoholism, and from poison mushrooms. Use in any situation of sluggish liver, congested liver, cirrhosis of the liver, liver poisoning. Also helps with constipation where the stools are hard and dry. Soothes hemorrhoids, bleeding, and burning. Milk thistle increases the flow and secretion of bile and is good for any gall bladder complaints.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eCirculatory system: \u003c\/b\u003eMilk thistle helps to decrease \u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003evaricose veins. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eRespiratory System: \u003c\/b\u003eAsthma complaints are lessened with milk thistle doses.\u003cb\u003e \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eChildbearing Years: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMilk thistle increases milk production, as its name suggests. It’s completely safe to use by nursing mothers.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eFLAVOR \u0026amp; ENERGETICS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSweet, oily\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eHERBAL ACTIONS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHepatotropic, choleretic, anti-fibrotic, anti-inflammatory, apoptotic, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-metastatic and anti-angiogenic\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eCONSTITUENTS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFlavonoids silybin, silydianin, silychristin; volatile oil; bitter principle; mucilage.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eCAUTIONS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMilk thistle is relatively safe but some herb-drug interactions are possible. Consult a physician before taking milk thistle if you are on any medication. Moreover, rare cases of loose stool have been reported. \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003ePREPARATION\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHerbalist Rosemary Gladstar recommends grinding milk thistle seeds in a coffee grinder and making into tea, or adding the tasty ground seeds to cereals, cooked grains, and soups.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eTEA BLENDS\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eCombine milk thistle with licorice root and dandelion for a liver tea. \u003cbr\u003eHealthy lactation tea: Spearmint, lemon verbena, marshmallow root, and milk thistle. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eDISCLAIMER\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThis information is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, heal, mitigate, or remedy disease. It is for educational purposes only and should not be implemented without the express consent of your healthcare practitioner.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Milk Thistle - Gaidourakantho (Silybum marianum) - 40 grams

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MILK THISTLE - Silybum marianum - (GAIDOURAKANTHO) Compositae Family
Common Names: Silybum, holy thistle, Our Lady’s thistle

HISTORY OF USE
Milk thistle has been used in traditional herbal medicine for a long time, with references dating back to the first century. It has long been used as a liver herb in traditional European folk herbalism. It is said to be a breeder of milk and of help to nursing mothers.
The Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder (AD. 23-79), wrote about the plant's juice and it's virtues of "carrying of bile" which in his time referred to a general description of flushing out any internal fluid. Dioscorides, the Roman army Doctor, used the seeds of milk thistle as a remedy for infants and those bitten by snakes.
Culpepper, the famous British herbalist who practised half a century later, recommended milk thistle in the treatment of disorders affecting the liver and spleen, the kidneys in provoking the flow of urine, to break and expel stones, and also to treat dropsy. He considered it to be effective in opening obstructions in the liver as well as being an excellent blood cleanser.
By the 19th century, milk thistle was recommended and used by German physicians for the treatment of liver and blood problems and for intestinal cleansing. Formerly regarded as a bitter, the herb gained recognition as one of the best remedies for liver complaints. The seeds were found to contain an active principle that has the specific effect on the liver. A German physician of the early 19th century (Rademacher) gave his patients a tincture made from the seeds. "Tinctura Cardui Mariae Rademacher" is still listed in pharmacopoeias today.
More recently, studies on milk thistle have shown it plays a role of protection regarding the liver. Scientists in Germany noticed it seemed to protect the livers of animals from poisoning with highly toxic carbon tetrachloride. The particular active ingredient that protects the liver was isolated and its chemical constitution established, a previously unknown flavonol, that was given the name silymarin. No other plant principle has been as extensively investigated in recent years as silymarin, with further studies showing it is effective in the treatment of a number of disorders affecting the liver. Tests of cirrhosis, death cap mushroom poisoning, all types of hepatitis, gallstones, occupational toxic chemical exposure, and skin disease all show positive results.

CULINARY USE
Milk thistle is tasty when added to stews. When cooked, the raw leaves works as a terrific spinach replacement in all recipes. The leaves and stalks of the milk thistle were at one time used extensively in salads, soups and pies. The heads were also eaten, in most cases they were boiled and treated like those of the Artichoke.

MEDICINAL USE
Milk thistle seed is a powerful antioxidant, which helps slow the aging process and counteracts free radicals. Milk thistle actually helps regenerate damaged liver through protein synthesis. It is the only known antidote to death cap mushroom, the most serious liver toxin known, most often fatal.
Digestive Tract: A well-known liver herb, especially in cases of liver damage from alcoholism, and from poison mushrooms. Use in any situation of sluggish liver, congested liver, cirrhosis of the liver, liver poisoning. Also helps with constipation where the stools are hard and dry. Soothes hemorrhoids, bleeding, and burning. Milk thistle increases the flow and secretion of bile and is good for any gall bladder complaints.
Circulatory system: Milk thistle helps to decrease varicose veins.
Respiratory System: Asthma complaints are lessened with milk thistle doses.
Childbearing Years: Milk thistle increases milk production, as its name suggests. It’s completely safe to use by nursing mothers.

FLAVOR & ENERGETICS
Sweet, oily

HERBAL ACTIONS
Hepatotropic, choleretic, anti-fibrotic, anti-inflammatory, apoptotic, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-metastatic and anti-angiogenic

CONSTITUENTS
Flavonoids silybin, silydianin, silychristin; volatile oil; bitter principle; mucilage.

CAUTIONS
Milk thistle is relatively safe but some herb-drug interactions are possible. Consult a physician before taking milk thistle if you are on any medication. Moreover, rare cases of loose stool have been reported.

PREPARATION
Herbalist Rosemary Gladstar recommends grinding milk thistle seeds in a coffee grinder and making into tea, or adding the tasty ground seeds to cereals, cooked grains, and soups.

TEA BLENDS
Combine milk thistle with licorice root and dandelion for a liver tea.
Healthy lactation tea: Spearmint, lemon verbena, marshmallow root, and milk thistle.

DISCLAIMER
This information is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, heal, mitigate, or remedy disease. It is for educational purposes only and should not be implemented without the express consent of your healthcare practitioner.

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