Milk Thistle Benefits
Christmas and the New Year are almost upon us. ‘Tis the season of good will, but also a time of over-indulgence! But fear not, there are many ways to help your body cope with festive excess.
We all have a tendency to drink a little too much at this time of year, and the liver inevitably struggles to cope with filtering the additional toxins entering the bloodstream. Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) has a powerful protective action upon the liver. Silymarin, the name given to a group of its flavonoid constituents, can help prevent the penetration of toxins into the liver cells and also stimulates the liver’s own amazing regenerative ability. It reduces inflammation and is a strong antioxidant. Milk Thistle has also been used as an emergency antidote for poisoning by death cap mushroom. A course of Silamarie® capsules taken during the festive season will help give your liver the support it deserves!
It is a good idea to drink plenty of water along with the alcohol – this will help to prevent the dehydration that ultimately results in a hangover. If you do suffer from nausea or a headache the next morning, then Chamomile or Ginger should help alleviate your distress. Start the day with a fresh fruit or vegetable smoothie.
Milk thistle is a bitter herb, stimulating the production of digestive juices to ensure that those huge meals are efficiently and effectively dealt with, preventing dyspepsia and indigestion. Gout sufferers may also wish to consider Celery Seed, which helps rid the joints of the uric acid crystals that are responsible for the pain and inflammation of this uncomfortable condition.
Don’t be a couch potato! Make sure you take plenty of exercise – a brisk walk on a frosty morning will do wonders for your metabolism and circulation.
The above information is for guidance only, and is not intended to take the place of diagnosis and treatment by a qualified practitioner. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or taking any other medication, you should seek advice from a health professional.