Milk Thistle (St Mary's)
- Liver protective
- Liver support
- Toxin blockade
- Oxidative stress
- Anti inflammatory
- Brain Health
- Cholesterol Support
Milk thistle is a herb with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
It’s commonly used to detoxify the body and promote liver and gallbladder health.
Also known by its scientific name, Silybum marianum, milk thistle grows mostly in California, although it can be grown in many other warm climates as well.
As an herb that’s considered a “hepatic, galactogogue, demulcent and cholagogue,” milk thistle is considered one of the most common natural supplements for liver disorders in, thanks to its many health benefits.
Other benefits include promoting healthy digestive function, increasing bile production, decreasing inflammation and soothing the mucous membranes throughout the body.
Safety in pregnancy is not known. Avoid use
Contraindicated in people with known allergy to the Asteraceae (Compositae) family of plants. There have been a few cases of anaphylaxis.
Milk thistle is considered safe when taken within the recommended dosage range.
Some cases of anaphylaxis and gastroenteritis have been reported.
Drug Interactions: (take milk thistle 2hrs before or after any medication)
- Cisplatin - adjunctive use under professional supervision may be beneficial
- Doxorubicin - adjunctive use under professional supervision may be beneficial
- Hepatotoxic substances - adjunctive use under professional supervision may be beneficial
*Our naturopath will consult with you to ensure this is right for you.