Milk Thistle seeds
1 One of the most intensely studied features of milk thistle is its ability to protect the liver and help it repair itself.
2. Promote cell growth and regeneration
On the theme of having a healthy liver, milk thistle also promotes cell growth and cell regeneration.
3. Encourage healthier skin
Your skin is your body’s the largest organ. Your body absorbs toxins through it, and detoxes toxins through it. It’s a high traffic area.
4. Hormone help
Milk thistle has been known to support balanced hormones. How does it do this? Through the liver, of course! What else?
5. Blood sugar balance
Though more research needs to be done in order to draw clear conclusions about this benefit, Organic Facts suggests that the mixture of antioxidants, fatty acids and the silymarin found in milk thistle can work towards regulating insulin levels and balancing blood sugar.
6. Promote gallbladder health and prevent gallstones
7. Aid digestion
Your body is a machine, and in order to have a successful digestive system, the rest of your organs need to be in tip-top shape too.
8. Help calm seasonal allergies
There’s nothing worse than seasonal allergy symptoms: runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes and headaches…the list goes on. These reactions can come from pollen, dust and mold, just to name a few of the culprits.
9. Support your kidneys
Milk thistle isn’t just for your liver! It promotes natural detoxification through healthy kidney function, too.
10. Ease heartburn
Many people are familiar with that intense burning feeling in the middle of their chest after eating certain foods. According to Newsmax Health, this occurs when stomach acid goes into the food pipe, and sometimes even creeps into the esophagus.
Milk thistle’s anti-inflammatory properties mean it’s a great to reduce these symptoms of heartburn.