Milk thistle, a natural herb that contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, is commonly used to detoxify the body — especially the liver. Milk thistle is a weed that grows mostly in California (although it can be grown in many parts of the world with a warm climate) and is commonly turned into extract or supplement form in order to reap its cell-regenerating milk thistle benefits.
In this episode of Ancient Medicine Today, I’ll share more on what milk thistle is, milk thistle benefits and how to use it. Watch to learn more about this powerful plant.
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This is awesome!!!! I am a young adult who has had liver failure and a blood disease. My mother has always had her herbs. She taught me about most of the "weeds" on this earth. We make our own teas, smokeable herbs, tinctures, smudges, scrubs, oils, creams, and even more. So to say I'm curing myself with milkthistle.
Can I take every day?
Dr Axe, you are from TN??? My wife and I were there last week. We were looking around Cookeville as a place to live and go to school. Couldn't believe the beauty of TN and all the wateralls. Should've known you were from TN : ) Thanks for all the info.
Hi dr Axe does milk thistle oil have any health benefits when consumed? I can't find related video on YouTube about milk thistle oil. Thanks
Can u get milk thistle from the pharmacy
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Silymarin, the key active compound in milk thistle, is one of the most potent liver protective substances known. Silymarin has been shown to increase glutathione production in the liver by around 30%, thus increasing the antioxidant and detoxification capabilities….http://letsgothin.com/health-articles/how-to-optimize-your-health-through-telomerase-activation/
I just like saying those words together. Milk Thistle.
Sound like some powerful stuff I'm in
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Schizandra and He Shou Wu are said to be be even more powerful Liver Aids and detoxifiers than Milk thistle. Just thought i'd throw that in. Any one of them would be good 🙂
Thanjs. Youre a great wealth of information…. ?❤️
The powder forms into a lump and doesn’t dissolve. How does one prepare tea?
If one listen to the entire video one will not have to ask how many times a day and the dosage.
Radiation is a toxin?
I just bought this and received it today in capsule form. The reason I bought it is because there’s a mysterious situation going on with my liver where all of my blood testing relevant to my liver and more testing is required because I do not and have not drank alcohol and so the doctor knows for sure it wouldn’t be damage from that. Now my health is horrific with extremely high cholesterol and high blood pressure, I also have a very defeated immune system and so I feel sick constantly. I took my first capsule today but I’m really hoping this does wonders for my liver whatever is wrong with it because I’m honestly nervous at this point. Can anyone tell me if there are any negative side effects with this supplement?
Herb slash WEED
Im on my hb med and diabetes med.have liver calcification. Can i take this supplement?thanks.
Women with PCOS… Can they use Milk thistle?
I just ordered 150mg capsules off of Amazon. Is it safe to take these every day ?
Just wondering , is it ok for ladies with PCOS to use it??
I took milk thistle and forgot that i was an American slave, and owning property was a dream!!! So awesome!! To forget youl never own anything but debt, isnt that incredible?
I take milk thistle every day.
What about the relationship with estrogen exacerbating amounts of estrogen…
How to consume in a day after meals or before sleep
Is the powder OK I've been using it
A friend of mine who drinks quite regularly and has for quite some time started taking milk thistle seed powder. He mixes 1-2 teaspoons in water every morning. He went for a checkup and based on the test, the doctor congratulated him on quitting drinking. He didn’t. I work in a bar and it’s basically an everyday thing for me. I just started taking it and plan to go see how my liver is once I get health insurance. Will report back with my own findings.
The powder has an interesting flavor. It’s subtly spicy and slightly earthy. I enjoy drinking it in the morning. Use warm/hot water. It mixes in better.
Is it best to take it in the morning or at night ?
So milk thistle + choline + intermittent fasting = I can reverse the effect on my liver from all the booze I drank in my 20s? ?
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Does this Help the gallbladder function too? My HIDA result show injection reduction is 27% which is too low. Any advise or supplements for function ? I don’t want to remove my gallbladder yet.
Can milk thistle make you feel irritable and cranky?
Wonder if my milkthistle capsules have effected my recent blood tests requiring retesting.
Thanks for the information ?
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I took the milk thistle from two weeks , but nothing happen . When does the improvement begin?
Thank you for this information.
I am breast cancer patient and after just one chemo session. my liver’s showing signs of damage. So hopefully this will help.
I just bought a bottle of milk thistle for my cat in the hopes it save her life. Any dosage info for the masses? And since each capsule is powder filled, should I dilute with a little water and feed it to her with a syringe? Each capsule is 250mg, she’s 5lbs and I believe it’s 100mg for her. I hope it will help her. ????
Should i use milk thristle or gallbladder formula
With food or empty stomach?
What are your thoughts on the oil form? I just purchased some from Siberia- Milk Thistle Oil.
Thank you for this great info. I am currently trying to detoxify my liver.
It's cool but you don't say anything about side effects
I am taking milk thistle at the moment for issues with my liver and gallbladder. You are a wealth of information Dr Axe.
milk thistle benefits
Does it have any side-effect on male since it increases milk production
Can you take milk thistle supplements when on an extended fast (3-5 days)? Or does it work better with food?
thank you so much Dr axe I love the way you explain and how fast u do ur amazing may god bless you and protect