Botanical Name: Silybum marianum.
Part Used: Dried seed.
About Milk Thistle Tincture: Milk Thistle, a herb that thrives in the Mediterranean region of the globe, belongs in the category of essential herbs for the modern world. The liver does so much to process what we encounter on a daily basis from various environmental toxins, pesticides, xenoestrogens, alcohol, and drugs, to our own biological wastes like those caused by excess stress. Milk Thistle supports vibrant liver function and rejuvenation, helping to keep the liver cool and relaxed.
Healthy liver function means that many aspects of general wellness and vitality are also supported, including healthy hormone balance, skin health, digestive health, mood, and immune system health. A most gentle herb, Milk Thistle promotes healthy liver cells, and boasts high levels of silymarin, a compound that helps boost glutathione, which supports a healthy oxidative response in the body. Milk Thistle helps to both protect and encourage healthy liver function.
Garden Notes: Our founder, gardener Deb Soule, was inspired to plant more Milk Thistle in our Biodynamic gardens after seeing it growing in the fields in Sicily. Students often comment on the uniqueness of its large fleshy, green and white mottled leaves with lovely, purple thistle-like flowers.
Taste / Energetics: cooling, relaxing, protective, regenerative, slightly sweet, slightly bitter.
Actions: demulcent, hepatoprotective, hepatic, antioxidant.
When to reach for it: Periods of time of increased exposure to environmental toxins. Puberty and other times of natural hormonal shifts; post-partum and menopause. To support skin health. To accompany an intentional seasonal or hormone balancing diet.
Ingredients: Dried Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) seed^, Grain Alcohol (alcohol 95% by volume, water)^, Spring Water.
Servings: 30 per 1 ounce bottle.
Serving Size: 20 drops (1ml).
Suggested Use: Add 20 drops (1ml) to 1 ounce of water 2 to 3 times per day as suggested by your healthcare provider.
Safety Considerations: Discuss with your healthcare provider for use during pregnancy.
^Certified Organic, ^^Sustainably Cultivated, **Consciously Wildcrafted, †Biodynamic
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.