Our Raw Organic Milk Thistle Seed Powder is 100% raw and non-GMO. This powerful seed comes from a beautiful purple flower and traditionally were eaten as the whole flower.
Milk thistle is a native to central and western Europe, especially close to the Mediterranean, that was introduced and naturalized in California and other parts of the United States of America. It is found mainly on dry rocky or stony soils in wastelands, especially by buildings, hedge banks, fields and by roadsides up to an altitude of around 600 metres or 2000 feet. The Milk thistle is an annual or biennial, its height is from 30 to 150 cm (1 foot to 4 feet) tall, it has a seldom branched erect stem that is prominently grooved. It has large leaves that are oblong, smooth and shiny, marked with white veins.
It is thought that silymarin works in three different ways. Firstly, it may support the outer membranes of the liver cells, therefore preventing the penetration of liver damaging poisons and substances. Silymarin is also a powerful antioxidant that supports the liver’s ability to protect its cells against chemicals that are formed by the use of high fat diets, smoking and other substances such as alcohol abuse. It is also thought that the antioxidant effect of the silymarin is ten times more powerful than that of Vitamin E. Michael Castleman in his article entitled "Milk Thistle: Nature's Liver Protector" writes, "The best known antioxidants are Vitamin A (beta-carotene), Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and the mineral selenium. However, in the liver, silymarin [milk thistle extract] is more than 10 times as potent an antioxidant as Vitamin E." It is also thought that silymarin may support a healthy inflammation response within the liver. Milk thistle may also have supportive effects on the blood and immune system due to it's action of decreasing basophil histamine release, and increasing of T-lymphocytes as well as reducing immunoglobulins. It is also thought that silymarin may support healthy lipid levels.
More recently, studies on the Milk thistle have shown that it has a role of protection regarding the liver. Scientists in Germany, where most of the research has been done, noticed that it seemed to protect the livers of animals from poisoning with highly toxic carbon tetrachloride. The particular active ingredient that protects the liver was isolated and its chemical constitution established, a previously unknown flavonol, that was given the name silymarin. No other plant principle has been as extensively investigated in recent years as silymarin, with further studies showing that it is effective in supporting a wide range of ailments dealing with the liver.
Some possible traditional uses of Raw Organic Milk Thistle Seed Powder may include:
● May support a healthy nervous system
● May support heart health
● May protect pancreas against alcohol damage
● Possibly protecting against UVB rays
● Supports a healthy detoxification response in the liver
● Has properties that may support a healthy inflammation response
● May possibly have hepatoprotective qualities
● May support skin health
● Acting as a powerful antioxidant in liver tissues
● May support the regeneration of healthy liver cells
● Supporting healthy Gallbladder function
● Valuable in postoperative liver repair
● Synergistically working with vitamin E as a liver free radical scavenger
● May be used safely in chronic liver disease
● Antioxidant properties
Constituents of Milk Thistle include:
Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Manganese, Selenium, Chromium Vitamins: Betaine, Beta carotene
Flavonolignans: Silibinin, Isosilybinin, Silichristin, Silidianin
Other Phytochemicals: Apigenin, Quercetin, Silybin, Silychristin, Silymarin, Silyhermin, Silymonin, Flavonoids, Dehydrosilybin, Desoxy-Silydianin, Silybinomer
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This product is 100% natural and minimally processed. Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch. Refrigeration is suggested.
Suggested Use: Mix 1 tablespoon twice a day with juice, yogurt or add to your favorite smoothie.
Tincture: This method can take 15 to 30 days. You will need 3 items (mason jar with cover, the herb/herbs of your choice, liquid for extracting). The extracting liquid can be alcohol, alcohol/ water combo, vinegar or vegetable glycerin. Take the product and fill the jar ¾ full, add the liquid of your choice and close the jar. Then shake the jar so everything is well mixed. Give the jar a good 5 minute shake, several times a day. After 15 to 30 days strain and bottle in glass tincture jars.
Mixing Suggestions: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our organic goji berry juice powder.
Botanical Name: Silybum marianum.
Other Names: Lady's Thistle, Marian Thistle, Silymarin, Mediterranean Thistle, Mediterranean Milk Thistle, Mary Thistle, Saint Mary's Thistle, Variegated Thistle.
Ingredients: Milk Thistle Seed.
Origin: Grown and dried in China. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
Certifications: USDA Certified Organic.
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Raw Milk Thistle Seed Powder is Certified Organic and passes our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Raw Organic Milk Thistle Seed Powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. We recommend refrigerating your Raw Organic Milk Thistle Seed Powder to maintain freshness.References:
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