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Silybum marianum (Milk thistle) Seed


Annual to biennial, eye-catching, bee-friendly, this medicinal plant is a superb diuretic tonic herb, regenerates liver cells, treats hepatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, poisoning from drugs, chemicals and alcohol, also extremely valuable in minimizing the effects of chemotherapy, young leaves, flower buds and the taproot are considered a delicate vegetable, eat young and tender leaves (stripped of their spiky marginal thorns) raw of cook as a spinach, eat the young thistle buds like tender globe artichokes with butter, pour 1 cup of boiling water over ¼ cup of fresh, chopped leaves to make a tea, allow to stand for 5 minutes, this tea helps as a tonic for depression, tonic after chemotherapy, increase milk flow in nursing mothers, stimulate bile flow and relax spasms and gall bladder attacks, clear the liver.


Full sun, average water to dry, deep, well-draining, nutrient-rich soil, extremely hardy, tough and drought tolerant
30 Seeds