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Milk Thistle – More than just a liver tonic

Milk Thistle has a long history as a powerful herb to support the liver. Silybum marianum is the commonly used liver herb whose common names include Milk Thistle and St Mary’s Thistle. By far, the most widely recognised use of Milk Thistle is as a 'liver herb'. Two of its major effects on the liver are:
  • Protecting liver cells from potential damage from a range of toxins
  • Promoting the liver’s remarkable capacity to heal and regenerate

Protection beyond the liver

However recent studies have found that milk thistle provides protection against oxidative cellular damage in other parts of the body, including:
  • The skin
  • Breast tissue
  • The prostate
  • The bowel
  • The cervix
  • The lungs
  • The kidneys

Milk thistle as an Antioxidant

Milk thistle is a powerful 'whole body' antioxidant and its benefits are much broader than once thought. Antioxidants are important anti-ageing factors to support good health throughout life.

Peter Radi (1)Peter Radi – Naturopath and Nutritionist

Peter Radi is a naturopath, nutritionist and herbalist and has been in clinical practice since 2000. He is available for private consultations at the Mr Vitamins Clinic where he can provide you with more information about Milk Thistle and personalised health improvement programs. Learn more about Peter here