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Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) extract is one of prominent detoxifying herbs to protect liver is derived from a prickly print with striking purple flowers

Health Benefits :
  • Helps to open up the liver bile duct system to open the drainage pathways.
  • Protect the liver from toxins, heavy metals, prescription medications, environmental pollutants and alcohol.
  • An active component called silymarin prevents lipid peroxidation of GSH and maintains its levels.
  • Reduce the negative effects on the liver after chemotherapy and radiation. The active ingredient silymarin helps to strengthen the cell walls in the liver while supporting healthy regeneration.
  • Enhancing the metabolism of hepatocytes, the working cells of the liver.
  • It increases the glutathione levels in the liver.
  • It also lowers blood sugar, helping to reduce inflammation of the liver due to Hepatitis, decreases bone loss in postmenopausal women and reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s.

Milk thistle is available as capsules, powder and tea. This can be taken as supplements or as liver cleanse detox tea.

Recipe for detox tea:

Serves: 1

Prep Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 teaspoon organic milk thistle seed
  • 1 cup water
  • Raw Honey (optional)

1. Boil 1 cup of water

2. Remove from heat and add milk thistle seed

3. Keep it for 20 minutes and strain

4. Can add 1 tsp raw honey for taste


1. Anyone on medication shall consult their medical practitioner before consuming milk thistle.

2. Can have 4-5 times weekly once everyday.