Milk Thistle Fluid Extract
FINLANDIA MILK THISTLE FLUID EXTRACT
Milk Thistle is traditionally used in herbal medicine as a protectant and restorative for the liver. It helps support liver function, relieve digestive disturbances and soothe dyspepsia.
Finlandia's Milk Thistle Extract is certified organic and prepared from the seed of Silybum marianum, which is grown without chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. The seeds are harvested at their optimal potency and prepared as a fluid extract which is 3 -5 times more potent than regular tinctures. The supportive, protective action of Milk Thistle on the liver helps the body metabolize and excrete toxins, drugs and alcohol. Because of the liver’s prime importance in virtually all metabolic functions in the body, as well as its role in supporting all of the other organs, the effects of Milk Thistle can include improved digestive function, better nutritional absorption, increased energy and an overall sense of wellbeing.
Contemporary western herbalists discuss herbs in terms of their actions on certain organs, their ability to remove certain pathogens, as well as their holistic effects on the body. Generations ago, herbs were discussed in very different terms. During Medieval times, medical theory focused on the effects of remedies rather than their specific mechanisms. An energetic system sustained both conventional and natural medicine, whose foundations were laid in Ancient Greece. Over time, this became associated with astrology, largely through the famous herbalist, Nicholas Culpepper (1616-1654). According to Culpepper, each plant is ruled by a planet, which means that it shares certain qualities and affinities in the body with that star. Milk Thistle is ruled by Jupiter, also known as Jove to the Greeks, along with other plants that act on the liver. These jovial herbs were associated with uplifting the mood.
- Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a hepatoprotectant / liver protectant
- Used in Herbal Medicine to help support liver function
- Used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve digestive disturbances/dyspepsia
Each dose of 20 drops contains:
Milk Thistle Seed
Take 20 – 40 drops 3 times per day in a small amount of water. Use for a minimum of 3 weeks to see beneficial effects.
Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant. Hypersensitivity, such as allergy, has been known to occur, in which case, discontinue use. Do not use if seal is broken.
Finlandia Single Liquid Fluid Extracts
The majority of our tinctures are actually herbal fluid extracts which are 3 – 5 times stronger than tinctures. Fluid extracts consist of 1 part plant to 1 part extracting liquid (typically a mixture of water and alcohol). Tinctures are 1 part plant diluted with 3 – 5 (or more) parts extracting liquid which makes them 3 to 5 times weaker than fluid extracts.
What this means for you is that your dosages will be in drops instead of teaspoons (quite appreciated especially if the herb does not taste very good!). Your bottle will last 3-5 times longer but it is not 3-5 times the price of the weaker tinctures.
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