Milk Thistle Seed Organic Whole

Milk Thistle Seed Organic Whole

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Milk thistle, also known as Blessed Milk Thistle and Mary Thistle, is a member of the aster family that is native to the Mediterranean region and now naturalized throughout the world.

The plant's species name (marianum) and many of its common names reference the Virgin Mary because the white mottling that appears on the leaf is said to be made by her tears.

For thousands of years, the ripe seeds have been harvested to make infusions and extracts.

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a.
quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound3.5
origineurope
active compoundsSilymarin
plant part usedseed
processingwhole
agricultureorganic

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsKeep in an airtight container in a cool, dry location.
appearance & aromaSmall, oval-shaped seeds.

c.
uses

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culinaryCrushed seeds may be infused in hot water or tinctured. The seeds may also be eaten in raw or toasted in salads, cereals or in baked goods.
safetyAvoid if you have a known allergy to plants in the ragweed family. Check with your doctor if you take other medicines also metabolized by liver cytochrome P450 enzymes.

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d.
flavor profile

organic, whole
thistle seed

Nut-like, with a slightly bitter finish.

e.
formulas & recipes

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thistle seed

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f.
what else you should know

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thistle seed

Milk thistle is a pasture plant in the daisy family that is originally native to the Mediterranean but is now widely cultivated around the world. In fact, it is considered an invasive weed in Australia and New Zealand.

The seeds are a source of various flavonolignands collectively referred to as silymarin, a complex with well-known hepatoprotective properties. In addition to potent antioxidant activity, silymarin appears to enhance the liver’s natural ability to regenerate itself every 45 days by stimulating protein synthesis.



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