Go into any health food store, home remedy store or ask any herbalist what is good for your liver and I would be VERY surprised if MILK THISTLE was not the first thing that they recommended.
Milk Thistle is a bitter herb (produces bile) that is world renowned for it's liver cleansing ability. Any liver cleanse, any liver tea, any liver supplement will have Milk Thistle in the ingredients OR you can just take all by itself.
Not only does it cleanse the liver but it protects and strengthens it. A much ignored organ (like the adrenals), if your liver is working well, chances are the rest of your body is in reasonably good health. The liver takes A LOT of abuse ~ think about it ~ you cannot live without it. Nearly everything that goes into your body is processed through the liver. It processes blood sugars so that you have energy for your day, it cleanses and detoxifies your blood, it helps your blood to clot; if you are on pain killers it helps them to be processed into your system so that they may work correctly. A major function of the liver is that it breaks down fat.
In short, the liver is the body's detox center.
Milk Thistle also cleanses the liver of from infections such as hepatitis, helps protect the liver during chemotherapy and when someone over-does-it in the alcohol department.
Another wonderful benefit is that Milk Thistle helps with breast milk production. Any mother's milk tea or supplement will have Milk Thistle and/or Fennel.
Benefit #3 ~ Milk Thistle, as a by-product of cleaning the liver, helps with lifting one out of depression and melancholy.
Milk Thistle is available in capsules, tinctures or teas.
Once again, God stuffed all kinds of wonderful benefits into a lovely "weed."
Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><
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