Milk Thistle Seed

Milk thistle seed is a very old herbal plant. It is mentioned in medieval texts, such as Matthiolus’ Book of Herbs from 1626 as an herb that can support overall liver function. The herb is scientifically known as Silybum marianum. The species name marianum refers to the legend of the Virgin Mary fleeing to Egypt. The white spots on the leaves resemble the milk from Mary while she was nursing Jesus.

Originally, this herb is native to Southern Europe and Asia. Now, it is cultivated throughout the world. It is most commonly grown and cultivated parts of Central Europe. The plant typically grows to be anywhere from 12 to 79 inches tall. The seeds are the primary part used in the production of herbal products.

Benefits of Milk Thistle Seed and Traditional Uses

Milk thistle seed is one of the strongest herbs for supporting the overall function of the liver and gallbladder. It also is a unique herb for supporting the digestive system and lactation in nursing mothers. Milk thistle seed can also support the circulatory system.

Nicholas Culpepper was a 17th-century botanist and wrote Complete Herbal in 1653. It was often recommended that this herb be boiled with cabbage. The flowerheads were also used in an edible form. All parts of the plant were used during the time, including the root. Eventually, the seeds became the primary part of the plant used in herbal practices.

Today, Cedar Bear™ offers this supplement as a liquid herbal single. It is also used as a primary ingredient in some of our herbal blends. The milk thistle seed supplement manufactured by Cedar Bear™ uses our proprietary TincTract® process. Instead of using alcohol, we use glycerine. This results in a great tasting liquid herbal supplement that is 100% alcohol-free. Most importantly, all of our products are manufactured right here in the United States.

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Cedar Bear™ also offers our milk thistle seed supplement and other single herbs and formulas through our private labeling and wholesale programs. If you are a business that is looking to build a brand or want to sell our products on your website or in your store, feel free to contact us for more information. All of our products are manufactured right here in the United States and we are located in Utah.