The liver herb for better digestion

Milk Thistle also known as St Mary’s Thistle, pretty yet if you were to come across one quite prickly.

This is one herb you may like to consider, especially if you have had a rough festive season with some alcohol and over indulgence.

Milk Thistle is a herb I select sometimes when making liver tonics because of its protective properties it has on the liver. Milk thistle has a constituent called silymarin which gives milk thistle its great antioxidant action that scavenges and collects free radicals. Silymarin is found in the seed part of Milk thistle, which is what is used for the medicinal properties and benifits it has on the liver.

Why use Milk Thistle?

The liver has a big job it is the organ that helps to metabolise carbohydrates (sugar), proteins, fats and vitamins from the food that we consume. The liver also has the job of cleaning up and self-detoxing from toxins produced from within and outside the body. Although our liver does a great job of self-detoxing it can get sluggish easily from the environment we are in, lifestyle factors, diet, alcohol, medicines and drugs that may be present in our life.

In this ever fast paced life our liver is always being pushed to the limit. I always suggest supporting and protecting the liver to support digestion and good health from time to time with good foods and herbs such as milk thistle, milk thistle gives the liver a little breather, support and love.

Milk thistle is also in my new range of Suzanna’s Natural Life detox boost and herbal teas to heal, restore and nourish the elimination organs.

About Suzanna Wallace


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Suzanna has a Health Science degree and is a registered Naturopath and Herbalist in Australia, and has also trained and worked in numerous healing art techniques to assist with mind, body and spiritual health. Focusing on a wide range of health topics, and the implementation of her detox and regeneration health programs, Suzanna has created her own product range, Suzanna’s Natural Life, which can be found in the ‘shop’ section of this website. Suzanna conducts consultations online zoom and in-person consultations in her clinic in Perth, Western Australia. Contact Suzanna today and kick-start your journey to achieving good health.


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