MY HERB CLINIC ® ST MARYS / MILK THISTLE WHOLE SEEDS Silybum Marianum ~ LIVER
St Marys/Milk Thistle Whole Seeds
Botanical Name: Silybum marianum
Organic Status: Wildcrafted
Country of Origin: Ukraine
St Mary’s Milk Thistle is originally from the Mediterranean and south-Western Europe, although it is now found worldwide and actually considered a weed. St Mary's Milk Thistle has demonstrated antioxidant and free radical scavenging activity in a variety of studies. Many medicines are being used and trialled from extracts of the bio-available agents found in these seeds.
Brewing Instructions: Can be brewed like a loose leaf tea. Boil water (90°C to 100°C degrees) and add between 1 teaspoon and 1 tablespoon of herbal blend per cup of water. Pour boiled water over the tea and allow to steep for at least 5 minutes before straining and serving. Honey or vegan sweeteners can be used to sweeten and enhance the flavour
This is also well complemented by Peppermint, Calendula/Marigold or Dandelion.
Herbal teas can often be rebrewed between sittings.
The above instructions are general guidelines only, and brew strengths and times can be adjusted to suit personal taste.