After I learned
about milk thistle, I began taking this remarkable, ancient remedy
immediately and never stopped. You can acquire it in most health
food stores, and it is offered in a variety of forms. Some formulas
combine it with artichoke leaves, dandelion root extract, licorice,
and other herbs.
I use the organic
seeds, simmer them for two hours, and then drink the tea iced. It
is also important to take at least 1000 mg. of milk thistle per
day in capsule form, in addition to the tea, as silymarin is not
water-soluble. There are other active ingredients in milk thistle
that are important, but unfortunately most of them are eliminated
from the processed capsule form. This is why I recommend taking
both the tea and the capsules. I've reviewed many articles and studies
on milk thistle and hope that some of them will find their way to
all those liver doctors who told me there was nothing I could do
or take to help my liver regenerate.
dating back to Roman and Greek civilizations, milk thistle has been
used as an antidote for poisoning, including snakebites. Silymarin,
which is derived from milk thistle, is considered medicine's most
important antidote to poisoning by the mushroom toxins a-amintin
Cited as one
of the oldest known herbal medicines, milk thistle is part of the
daisy family, and it is also a relative of the common garden thistle
and the tasty artichoke. In Roman times, Pliny the Elder, a noted
naturalist, described the medicinal uses of milk thistle, indicating
this prickly medicine was excellent for carrying off bile.
has been recent clinical research, especially in Germany, which
has brought the use of this multifunctional plant to front row
prominence in the treatment of liver toxicity. Indeed, milk
thistle is considered supreme in healing chronic or acute liver
damage, virtually regardless of cause, as well as protecting
the liver against many toxins and pollutants.
silymarin stabilizes and strengthens liver cell walls, stopping
toxins from entering. It acts by inducing formation of liver
cell proteins, which are incorporated into the cell walls,
making them stronger and more resistant to toxins.
by increasing the rate of protein synthesis, silymarin enhances
regeneration of liver cells.
are the antioxidants and free-radical scavenging abilities
of this marvelous weed. As if these impressive effects weren't
sufficient, the fourth mechanism silymarin gets involved in
is the enzyme and catalytic activity of the liver. It inhibits
production of the enzymes that produce substances damaging
to the liver, while at the same time preventing the depletion
of glutathione on liver cells, a substance that mediates cell
milk thistle causes significant reversal of symptoms of both
acute and chronic liver problems from viral hepatitis to cirrhosis.
treatment I took:
Two 400 mg. milk thistle capsules three times per day.
I also drank one quart of milk thistle tea per day.
Recently I was
made aware of the Phytosome form of milk thistle as found in SuperSiliphos.
The main advantage seems to be that dramatically more silybin (the
most helpful constituent of milk thistle extract) gets into your bloodstream
and therefore to your liver.
health researchers and doctors agree that this makes SuperSiliphos
far superior for protecting liver cells. There have been published
clinical studies that demonstrate this effect.
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