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Why use milk thistle?

Why is milk thistle?

The reason that this is the right job of the liver determines the proper functioning of the body, and from her fitness addicts are over 5000 functions in life and more than 500 chemical processes that take place inside our body. The liver also removes harmful toxins from the body.

History of milk thistle

It is long and reaches 2 thousand. years (that we know of. Pedanios Dioscorides in the first century of our era root recommended as a treatment for vomiting, Pliny the Elder saw action Bile milk thistle. contrast, in the Middle Ages St . Hildegard of Bingen , commended it to "stab in the side "

Later began to use milk thistle for jaundice, kidney stones and liver problems. In the early twentieth century, lost its importance, which recovered after research. This research was isolated silymarin - a substance which has an effect in the prophylactic and therapeutic treatment of liver diseases.

Note! Silymarin has also anti-inflammatory, bile, regeneration, and stimulating the production of new liver cells , especially detoxifying.
It protects the liver from numerous poisons include such as:
  • alcohol, carbon disulfide, pesticides, toxins and even before the Death Cap.
Slamming also free radicals, lowers blood cholesterol, inhibit precipitation of atherosclerotic plaques, also prevents the precipitation of deposits and gallstones.
Added to this is the impact on the economy of fat, the impact of quantitative and qualitative tallow. Thanks to it is slowed down the process of keratinization of the sebaceous glands and the epidermis.

Note! This can be used in the treatment of acne and psoriasis.
Moreover, by inhibiting inflammation silymarin also occurs in the skin. Silymarin reduces autoimmune immune responses. It is recommended protectively in case of exposure to toxic chemicals, in the case of hepatitis, alcoholism, abuse of painkillers and allergic diseases.

How to take milk thistle?

The way to use it is varied. You can bite the whole seeds or ground add to cold or hot foods: salads, soups, or granola 2-3 times a day 1 teaspoon.

Note! The seeds of milk thistle can be taken long-term and beneficial effects can be expected after a minimum of two weeks of regular treatment.
You can also make your own broth, herbal tea or tincture of milk thistle.

A decoction of milk thistle

Preparation: 1 teaspoon of crushed seeds of milk thistle pour 1 cup of water and simmer, covered, about 7 minutes and let stand for 15 minutes Strain.

Dosage: Drink 1 tablespoon every hour as a antihemorrhagic. In contrast, as a means of protecting the liver and utensils, drink ½ cup after meals, 2 times a day. To brew, you can add 10 - 20 drops of tincture of mint or tincture of St. John's wort.

The infusion of milk thistle

Preparation: 1 teaspoon ground seeds of milk thistle pour a glass of boiling water, vapor, covered 10 - 15 minutes.

Dosage: Drink 3 times a day.

Tincture of milk thistle

Preparation: 100 g of milk thistle (grind in a coffee grinder), pour 0.5 liter of 70% set aside for 14 days in a warm, shaded place. After this time, filter and keep in a dark, cool place.

Dosage: Drink 15 drops per tablespoon of boiled water 3 times a day.


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