Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) is a plant that many of us consider to be ordinary thistle. Often eye-catching with beautiful, purple flowers, but its health properties usually remain unknown. It's time to change it, because this plant is a real phenomenon.
The beneficial effects of milk thistle were known over 2,000 years ago. Milk thistle comes from the Mediterranean, from where it has spread throughout Europe. In Poland, it is cultivated for medicinal purposes on a large scale, but so far the knowledge of how to consume milk thistle has not been common and has been limited to homeopaths and bioenergotherapists. Fortunately, that has changed, and milk thistle can be purchased at health food stores.
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Milk thistle definitely deserves more attention, after all, it has a protective effect on our liver. It contains silymarin, a substance that is used in the treatment of various liver dysfunctions, ranging from diseases caused by excessive consumption of alcohol, drugs or other drugs, through hepatitis A, B and C, urolithiasis, or pain ailments related to abnormal, highly processed diet. Silymarin stabilizes blood sugar levels, so it is recommended for people suffering from diabetes , it regulates the endocrine system of women and men by removing estrogen-like substances from the body.
Milk thistle has a protective effect when using long-term, burdensome pharmacotherapy, e.g. in the treatment of cancer and antibiotic treatments. It cleanses the body of toxins and detoxifies . The popular pharmacy drug Sylimarol recommended for the liver is based on milk thistle.
Not only for the liver
The positive effect of milk thistle on our health is not limited to the liver. The grain of milk thistle also has a beneficial effect on the brain , enhancing the ability to concentrate. Milk thistle contains a lot of antioxidants and vitamin E - known as the vitamin of youth. Its regular consumption makes the skin more elastic, improves its density and firmness. This plant supports the natural regenerative abilities of the epidermis, soothes irritations and evens out the color.
How to use milk thistle to feel better and improve the condition of the skin?
How To Use Milk Thistle?
It is best to use the ground grain yourself. Why? Ground milk thistle loses its valuable properties very quickly. It's best to grind a small batch of the whole grain before each consumption.
Ground milk thistle can be added to almost anything. The recommended amount is 1-2 teaspoons a day.
Are you wondering how to use ground milk thistle?
It's very simple. You can sprinkle it on sandwiches, add it to the flour from which bread is baked. It also goes well with milk meals, vegetable salads, soups and sauces. It will also work well as an ingredient in pancake or waffle dough - it will give them an interesting taste, with a light, nutty aftertaste.
Stress, improper diet, pace of life and ubiquitous chemicals make our liver more and more overloaded. Even if the effects of these negative phenomena are not felt yet, in a few years they may lead to serious diseases. Even if we are aware of the consequences, changing our lifestyle is not always that simple. Most often it ends with good intentions and after some time we return to old habits. And since prevention is better than cure, it is worth starting to use the grain of milk thistle as soon as possible . It is a small cost and the best investment in your own health. It goes without saying that you must include milk thistle in your diet!