Herb of the Week: MILK THISTLE

Time to process after a late night.

Milk thistle is an herb that supports the liver detoxification pathways. It helps to speed up phase 2 of liver detoxification. The function of the liver is to process basically everything that passes through our bodies. This includes, hormones, medications, toxins or foreign substances as well as emotions. As you can imagine the liver is constantly working as our bodies try and process things throughout the day. This makes milk thistle extremely useful for many different conditions. It can be used to treat many different hormonal conditions or hormone imbalances, It helps the liver to metabolize hormones as well as decrease the conversation from testosterone to estrogens. It also helps to remove toxins from the body and metabolize medications and alcohol. This action that it has on liver function can actually help to support the digestive system as well as its many other benefits. Finally milk thistle can help support emotional health as well. When the liver is not processing as well as it should be it can often lead to us feeling irritable, restless or angry. Milk thistle can help to ease the intensity of these emotions. This liver support herb can have quite an impact on the physical and emotional body as a whole.

If you are interested in exploring how the medicinal properties of herbs and teas can support you on your health journey book your 30-minute personalized tea blend consult with Dr. Alexandra Sisam, ND.Please email alexandrasisamnd@gmail.com for more information. This service is available both in Toronto and Ottawa.

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