Milk Thistle Extract Powder


Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is a flowering plant in the Asteraceae family that is native to Southern Europe & Asia and can be found throughout the world. The flowers are red-purple in color and have a large conical shape. Milk Thistle has been used for thousands of years for its purported health benefits.

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Support Liver Function with Medicinal Milk Thistle Powder 

Both traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and modern herbalists believe in the restoring powers of milk thistle. For over 2,000 years, this botanical extract has been used for its purported health benefits. Add this natural inflammatory to your daily supplement regimen when you order from Etanicals.

What is Milk Thistle?

Scientifically known as Silybum marianum, milk thistle is a perennial herb with a long-standing reputation for treating liver problems. Its benefits are said to come from the seeds, which contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory silymarin compounds. From the middle ages to modern times, herbalists have harnessed milk thistle’s healing powers to treat everything from depression to hepatitis.

The Benefits of Milk Thistle

Although milk thistle is chiefly used to treat liver conditions like hepatitis and cirrhosis, the extract has become a popular home remedy to prevent or treat high cholesterol, diabetes, heartburn, nausea, hangover symptoms, gallbladder problems, PMS, and depression. Some people have even put it to use to treat certain types of cancer. While most of these claims are yet to be supported by hard-researched scientific evidence, one Google search on “the benefits of milk thistle” will unearth a wealth of anecdotal evidence. Some highlights from the research we do have include:

May Treat Liver Disease

Preliminary studies suggest silymarin could improve liver function by keeping toxic substances from attaching to and damaging liver cells. Regular consumption of milk thistle powder may also be an excellent preventative measure for heavy drinkers. Small studies conducted on those with symptom-free liver disease found liver conditions improved when a four-week course of milk thistle was administered.

Beneficial for Type 2 Diabetes

Milk thistle may reduce symptoms of type 2 diabetes. The anti-inflammatory properties of Silybum marianum are being explored for their link in reducing the oxidative stress that compounds diabetes complications.

Can Treat Hepatitis C

Since 50 AD (and likely before), milk thistle has been used by people with chronic hepatitis C. Chronic hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes progressive scarring of the liver. A survey funded by the National Institutes of Health found that 23 percent of 1,145 people with hepatitis C took herbal supplements to reduce their symptoms – milk thistle was the most common botanical remedy by a long shot.

How to Take Milk Thistle Powder

Your unique circumstances inform the amount of milk thistle powder you should take and how you should ingest it. Etanicals’ milk thistle extract contains a healthy amount of silymarin. As a general rule, we suggest starting with one teaspoon of milk thistle powder. You can add the extract to your favorite meals, drink it, or put it into a capsule.

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30 Grams (1.06oz), 60 Grams (2.12oz), 125 Grams (4.41oz)


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