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Milk Thistle (Silybum Marianum)

Benefits of Milk ThistleMilk thistle (Silybum Marianum) is a flowering medicinal plant of the daisy family which has got this interesting name due to a shape of its leaves: they have white milky bands that used to believed to be Mother Mary’s milk. The plant is sometimes called┬ásilymarin and originates from the Mediterranean region. It can be found in plenty in dry and warm areas of modern Europe, Africa, North America and South America. Milk Thistle has been used for over two thousand years as an excellent natural liver tonic and as a medicinal herb to treat kidney and bladder problems. It is an effective natural detoxification agent which can be used virtually by everyone who does not suffer from allergic reactions to this herb. In the middle ages, it was recommended to consume the leaves and young shoots of the plant in order to enjoy the mentioned benefits of milk thistle. (more…)