Milk thistle seed (Silybum marianum)
Milk thistle seed is THE liver herb!! Not only does it help to detox the liver, but it also helps to regenerate liver damage if fed continuously for at least 6 – 8 weeks, but supplementing it for a 12 week period is the ideal. The active component of milk thistle is silymarin, which is only contained inside the very hard, indigestible seeds, so the ground/powdered form of the milk thistle seed is most effective for liver treatment. It’s best to feed in combination with dandelion, which helps to flush the toxins out of the kidneys which the Milk Thistle seed releases from the liver.
Dose: 10 – 15g ground seed daily