Milk Thistle Q&A

I was wondering something. I know that the liver formula contains milk thistle extracts, and I had read on a website about someone who takes milk thistle seed powder on a daily basis. They just put a tablespoon or 2 in their Superfood drink.

  • Is milk thistle ok to take daily or should it only be used periodically for cleansing?

I’ve never read or heard of any caution for using the Milk Thistle.  You can read more about it at the website.  It has been used extensively on a daily basis by those clearing liver issues with no ill side effects.

  • Is the powder version effective or should a person only use the liquid extract?

I do not believe the powder has the same strength as the extract. Powdered herbs continue to loosing potency as they oxidize.  The herbal extract maintains its strength for years.  Dr. Christopher opened a 100 year old bottle of herbal extract only to discover it to be strong and good.

Your question on the effectiveness of the liquid over the powdered is easiest to understand when you have knowledge of the value of juicing.  The liquid is absorbed directly into the system, while the powder must be broken down and absorbed through the digestive process.

A good suggested use would be 1 tsp. in cup of hot water 3 to 5 times a day.  (5 times a day is ever 3 hours.)  The more serious the condition the more you would want to use each day.

About Dara Dietz

Dara D Dietz is co-founder with her Husband of H.E.A.L. Marketplace, a private Natural Healing Association. As a teacher and counselor she has been supporting the members of H.E.A.L. with Natural Healing information and herbal supports since 1998. She continues to maintain strong ties to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Since healing her own kidney ailments she has assisted thousands of people in discovering and using natural herbal remedies. Dara has written and compiled numerous articles on a wide variety of natural healing topics. Drawing from her own healing experiences and borrowing from the vast wisdom of natural healers long departed, she continues to provide H.E.A.L.’s international membership with down to earth natural healing wisdom in H.E.A.L.’s bi-weekly newsletters. Dara and her husband currently reside in Rutherfordton, North Carolina.
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