Medicinal properties of milk Thistle

Before beginning treatment with milk Thistle it is necessary to consult with your doctor. When using this plant for the purification of the liver may cause discomfort and slight pain.

Silybum marianum has many useful properties. This plant contains a substance called silymarin, which renews the liver cells and helps to protect it from toxins. In addition, milk Thistle contains flavonoids, fatty and essential oils, macro - and micronutrients, vitamins, aromatic resin.

Silybum marianum has the following useful properties:
- improves the functioning of liver and restores its functions;
- normalizes metabolism, bile secretion, digestion;
- strengthens the immune system;
- lowers blood sugar levels;
- prevents premature aging;
- used in the treatment of wounds;
- removes toxins and waste products from the body;
- promotes weight loss.

The use of milk Thistle

Silybum marianum is used in traditional medicine in the treatment of liver diseases (cirrhosis, hepatitis), spleen, intestine and gall bladder, with drug poisoning, kidney stones, psoriasis, chronic cough, when women's diseases (vaginitis, erosions), difficult healing wounds and ulcers, open fractures.

Milk Thistle tincture has sedative and choleretic action. The infusion of this plant is used to improve the health in diseases of the liver. The juice from the leaves of the milk Thistle is used in diseases of the joints, sciatica, diseases of the stomach, constipation and inflammation of the colon.

Thistle oil has anti-ulcer, wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains large amounts of vitamins, especially vitamin E, an antioxidant, protects cells from aging and dying. Oil milk Thistle improves the condition of skin and hair. It participates in the process of detoxification of harmful substances that can penetrate into human body with food and water.

Milk Thistle is used in the treatment of hepatitis, liver dystrophy, gallstone disease, alcoholism, poisoning with toxins, and varicose veins. In addition, the seeds of this plant to purify the blood and reduce the level of blood sugar. A decoction of the roots of milk Thistle in folk herbal medicine used for cramps, sciatica, diarrhea, and also for toothache as a rinse.
On the basis of the seeds of milk Thistle manufactured drugs for the treatment of liver "Silibor" and "Karsil".

To prepare a decoction of milk Thistle seed 30 g of powdered raw materials you need to pour 0.5 liters of hot water, then boil in a water bath until the water is reduced by half, then strain through 2-3 layers of cheesecloth. Take the resulting broth should be during the day at 1 tbsp every hour. The course of treatment is 1-2 months. You can also use this plant in the form of dry seeds powder: 1 tsp 3-4 times a day before meals. The powder must be washed down with warm water.

A decoction of the roots of milk Thistle is prepared from the calculation: 1 tablespoon of raw materials to 1 Cup of boiling water. This mixture is boiled on a water bath in a closed enamelware for half an hour, filtered hot through 2-3 layers of cheesecloth, wring out, and then bring the volume of boiled water to the source. Broth should take 1 tablespoon 3 times daily, before meals.

Milk Thistle is useful not only to patients but also healthy people: the use of this remedy strengthens the ability of the liver to cleanse the body of toxins. To heal the body, strengthen the immune system and clean liver this plant can be added to food in a meal (milled into flour, seeds) or oil. Mealpowder can be applied up to 4 tsp a day, the oil to 3 tbsp, You can add a meal of milk Thistle in soups, cereals, salads, batter in the cooking process of baking. Also meal can be brewed and consumed as herbal tea.

Contraindications to the ingestion of milk Thistle

The use of milk Thistle has no side effects, as well as strict contraindications.
Before beginning treatment with milk Thistle it is necessary to consult with your doctor. When using this plant for the purification of the liver may cause discomfort and slight pain.

However, this plant is not recommended in the following cases:
- pregnancy and breast-feeding;
acute cholangitis, cholecystitis;
- swelling of the gallbladder;
- obstruction of the bile ducts;
stones in the gallbladder;
- the presence of a fistula in the gall bladder, the stomach or intestine;
- hepatic or renal failure;
- decompensated liver cirrhosis;
- individual intolerance of milk Thistle;
- children up to age 2 years, from 2 to 4 with caution.