More and more people are trying to use natural remedies in the treatment of diseases. And for the prevention of ailments, they are simply irreplaceable. One of these natural medicines is milk thistle.
Milk thistle meal properties
Today, this plant is widely used not only in folk, but also in official medicine. If you list the names of vitamins and minerals that milk thistle is rich in, there will be more than a hundred of them. But the main feature of the composition of the seeds of this plant is the presence of a unique complex of natural flavonoids, silymarin, which protects the liver from harmful effects by strengthening cell membranes. Once in the body, poisonous substances simply cannot penetrate the cells and harm them. Silymarin also promotes protein synthesis and the construction of new cells.
Thanks to this powerful protection, the metabolism in the liver is improved. It recovers faster, becomes not susceptible to the development of inflammatory processes and fatty degeneration, more resistant to the effects of infections and toxic substances. Milk thistle meal is the crushed seeds of this plant, from which oil is first squeezed out. It is rich in fiber, which cleanses the intestines and promotes the formation of beneficial microflora in it.
Application of milk thistle meal
In addition to liver diseases, milk thistle meal is used as an adjuvant in the treatment of the following diseases: poisoning with alcohol, mushrooms, chemical poisons; radiation sickness, the consequences of chemotherapy; immune abnormalities, including AIDS; decreased visual acuity; allergies, skin problems. endocrine pathologies, diabetes mellitus; cardiovascular diseases, varicose veins; overweight, eating disorders; toxicosis of pregnant women.
Milk thistle meal should be taken in a teaspoon half an hour before meals, chewed thoroughly and washed down with plenty of water. The course of treatment is at least 1, 5-2 months. If necessary, it can be carried out again with a break of two weeks.
If it is difficult for a child to take dry milk thistle meal, you can prepare a decoction for him. For half a liter of water, you need to take 30 g of powder, add water and boil in a water bath until the volume of the liquid is half as much. Drink a tablespoon before each meal.
Also, this miracle remedy can be added to cereals, pastries, salads and other dishes. The total amount of powder eaten per day for an adult should not exceed 2-3 tablespoons. Further increasing the dose is pointless. There are no contraindications to the use of milk thistle, except for the intolerance of individual components that make up the chemical composition of the plant.