Milk Thistle seeds

Milk Thistle is a medicinal plant widely recognized for its numerous health benefits. The seeds of milk thistle, in particular, are used for therapeutic purposes and are considered very beneficial for several chronic diseases, including liver protection and health. Among its benefits, we can cite:

  • Liver protection
  • Detoxification
  • Protection against oxidative damage (cancer as an example)
  • Support for digestive disorders
  • Anti-inflammatory effects
  • Skin health
  • Support for cholesterol disorders
  • Support in the treatment of cirrhosis
  • Reduction of menopausal symptoms
  • Support in the treatment of diabetes
  • Potential anticancer effects
  • Support in the treatment of alcoholic liver disorders
  • Heart health
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  • 50g
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Botanical name: Silybum marianum

Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)

Origin: Milk thistle is native to the Mediterranean basin, but it is now cultivated in many regions of the world.

Parts used

The seeds of Milk Thistle are the used part of the plant, containing the main active substance, silymarin.


The recommended dosage may vary depending on the goal, but generally 150 mg to 450 mg of silymarin per day in several doses (in 100 g of Milk Thistle you can find between 1 g and 4 g of silymarin).


Milk thistle is generally considered safe, but it may cause minor side effects such as headaches or gastrointestinal upset in some people.
Pregnant, lactating women and people allergic to plants of the compound family should consult a healthcare professional before using.

Benefits of milk thistle seeds

  1. Liver protection: Milk thistle is especially known for its protective effect on the liver. It contains an active compound called silymarin, which can help prevent liver damage caused by toxins, medications, alcohol and other harmful substances. It can also promote liver cell regeneration.
  2. Detoxification: Due to its action on the liver, milk thistle is sometimes used to support detoxification of the body, helping the liver eliminate unwanted substances.
  3. Protection against oxidative damage: The silymarin found in milk thistle is a powerful antioxidant. It can help neutralize free radicals and reduce oxidative damage in the body, which can help prevent various diseases.
  4. Support for digestive disorders: Milk thistle may also have beneficial effects on the digestive system. It can help relieve symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders such as bloating, abdominal pain and nausea.
  5. Anti-inflammatory effects: Some studies suggest that milk thistle may have anti-inflammatory properties, which could be useful in treating various inflammatory conditions.
  6. Skin health: Some people use milk thistle products to treat skin conditions, like acne and psoriasis, because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
  7. Support for Cholesterol Disorders: Although the evidence is not yet conclusive, some studies suggest that milk thistle may help reduce levels of LDL cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol) in the blood.
  8. Support in the treatment of cirrhosis: Due to its protective action on the liver, milk thistle can be used as a supplement in the treatment of cirrhosis, a liver disease characterized by serious liver damage, and allows faster healing of hepatitis by promoting the reconstruction of the liver. liver.
  9. Reduction of menopause symptoms: Some studies suggest that milk thistle may help reduce menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes, by regulating hormonal imbalances.
  10. Support in Diabetes Treatment: Preliminary research indicates that milk thistle may help stabilize blood sugar levels by improving insulin sensitivity in people with type 2 diabetes.
  11. Potential Anti-Cancer Effects: Some laboratory studies have suggested that silymarin from milk thistle may have anti-cancer properties by inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. However, more research is needed to confirm these effects in humans.
  12. Support in the treatment of alcoholic liver disorders: Milk thistle can be used to help reduce liver damage caused by excessive alcohol consumption.
  13. Heart Health: Although research is still ongoing, some studies suggest that milk thistle may have a protective effect on the heart by reducing cardiovascular risk factors such as inflammation and high cholesterol.
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