This liver tonic has been in use for thousands of years.
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Native to Mediterranean countries this flowering herb is related to the daisy and ragweed family.
As a liver tonic it has been in use for thousands of years. Modern research shows that St Mary's thistle has a truly remarkable ability to both regenerate damaged liver cells and to protect them from poisons. Antioxidant, bitter tonic, the seeds are cholagogue, and nourish the liver, gallbladder and spleen.
Other common names include: cardus marianus, milk thistle, blessed milkthistle, Marian thistle, Mary thistle, Saint Mary's thistle, Mediterranean milk thistle, variegated thistle and Scotch thistle.
|Botanical Name||Silybum marianum|
|Organic Status||Certified Organic|
|Country of Origin||China|
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