Nutridom Canadian Milk Thistle Premium
Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertin. (Asteraceae), Seed)... 0.25g (200mg silymarin)
Adults: 1 Capsule 1-2 time(s) per day.
Keep it cool
(Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a) hepatoprotectant/ liver protectant
(Used in Herbal Medicine to) help support liver function.
Milk thistle provides liver detoxification and support in a convenient standardized extract capsule. Milk thistle use for treating liver ailments dates back to the ancient Greeks and this herb has also been used in Chinese medicine for over two thousand years.
There are over 300 research studies on milk thistle use and benefits that back up its proven value in liver health today. Many of these studies were carried out in Europe and milk thistle is one of the herbs approved for its beneficial effects on liver-related diseases such as toxic liver damage, inflammatory liver disease, and cirrhosis.
Prescribed by doctors in Europe to patients with compromised livers, milk thistle has been clinically proven to cleanse the liver of toxins, regenerate damaged liver cells, and optimize the production of bile.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant.
Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.
Hypersensitivity, such as an allergy, has bee known to occur; in which case, discontinue use.
Milk thistle has been used in traditional herbal medicine for a long time, with references dating back to the first century. It is said that 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 any internal fluid. Dioscorides, the Roman army Doctor used the seeds of Milk thistle as a remedy for infants and those bitten by serpents. Mrs Grieve uses Gerard&!&s quotation of Dioscorides use of the herb, she writes " &!&Dioscorides affirmed that the seeds being drunke are a remedy for infants that have their sinews drawn together, and for those that be bitten of serpents:&!& " (5). Gerard himself used the herb and was of the opinion that it was the best remedy for all melancholy diseases, which physicians at the time considered a liver complaint. Gerard&!&s writing is quoted by Mrs Grieve who writes "Gerard wrote of the Milk Thistle that - &!&the root if borne about one doth expel melancholy and remove all diseases connected therewith…. My opinion is that this is the best remedy that grows against all melancholy diseases,&!& " (6).
Culpepper, the famous British herbalist who practised half a century later, used the name Our Lady&!&s thistle instead of Milk thistle. He recommended its use in the treatment of disorders affecting the liver and spleen, the kidney&!&s in provoking the flow of urine, to break and expel stones and also to treat dropsy. He considered Milk thistle to be as effective as the Holy thistle, Carduus Benedictus, for agues and the opening of obstructions in the liver, as well as being a excellent blood cleanser. He writes, "It cleanses the blood exceedingly: and in spring, if you please to boil the tender plant (but cut off the prickles unless you have mind to choak yourself) it will change your blood as the season changes, and that is the way to be safe." (7). Culpepper suggests that thistles in general were under the dominion