Milk Thistle Tea: Improves Liver Health and Detoxification

Milk thistle is a flowering herb used for thousands of years as a liver remedy and for a variety of ailments. Its name derives from the milky substance that flows from the leaves when they are crushed. The active ingredient in milk thistle is called sylmarin, which is actually a combination of three flavonoids — silibinin, silidianin, and silicristin — that are powerful antioxidants. Sylmarin is believed to be responsible for protecting and repairing liver cells, as well as reducing inflammation in the liver.


Thistle tea contains silymarin, a strong hepatoprotective that stimulates the activity of liver and kidneys.  It is antioxidant, tonic, with cholesterol-lowering and anti-tumor action.

 Therapeutic indications:

  •  Acute and chronic, viral, metabolic or other types of hepatitis
  •  Cirrhosis of the liver, liver failure
  •  Hypercholesterolemia – high cholesterol
  •  Liver Tumors
  •  Fungi poisoning or intoxications with heavy metals
  •  Snake bites
  •  Breast cancer, uterine and ovarian, or lung, prostate and bladder cancer

Thistle tea for hepatitis A, B and C

The seeds of milk thistle contain flavonoids, with effective action to liver regeneration and protection against infections and diseases.  Against hepatitis, drink daily half a liter of thistle infusion during 3 weeks, followed by a 15-days pause. After it, you can continue the treatment with powder of thistle seeds – 4 teaspoons per day.

To liver cirrhosis is also recommended the powder of Thistle seeds – one teaspoonful, 4 times per day. The treatment lasts for 21 days, followed by a 15-days pause. After it, the treatment can be resumed.

Thistle tea for jaundice and liver failure

The seeds of Thistle contain silibinin – another element that detoxifies the liver, stimulates liver cells functioning and helps removing waste from the liver.  It is recommended a half of liter of infusion per day, during 14 days, followed by 7 days of pause; Then, the treatment can be resumed.

Thistle tea for alcoholism

Drink one liter of thistle infusion daily, during 3 weeks, to reduce the alcohol addiction and for liver recovery. Milk Thistle has an important role to protect the  nervous system, helping to reduce hand tremors and regain normal coordination.

Thistle tea for poisoning and intoxications

In the event of poisoning with toxic mushrooms, drink at least one liter of thistle infusion daily, during 10 days. Thistle fights against the action of toxic elements such as Phalloidin and Amanitin.

In the event of poisoning with lead, mercury or methanol, it is recommended to have half a liter of thistle infusion per day.

 How to make thistle tea?

To preserve the active principles of Thistle, prepare a combined infusion, as follows:

  • Put 1 or 2 tablespoons of powder of thistle seeds in half a cup of water and leave it to soak overnight
  • The next morning filter the resulted juice and put it aside.
  • Boil the remaining powder for 20 minutes, in half cup of hot water
  • Once cooled, mix it with the first resulted juice
  • Drink daily 3 cups of combined infusion, every 15 minutes before the main meals of the day.

Thistle tea – Contraindications and precautions

 If used in high doses, thistle may cause diarrhea or allergies.

This text is strictly informative, it should not replace the advice of your doctor or other authorized medical staff. Do not use this information for self-diagnosis or self-treatment.

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