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Frontier Natural Products, Organic Whole Milk Thistle Seed, 16 oz (453 g)

By Frontier Natural Products

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  • Product Code: FRO-00952
  • UPC Code: 089836009524
  • Package Quantity: 16 oz (453 g)
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 8.2 x 0.9 in, 1.05 lbs (0.48 kg)

Product Overview

Description
  • Certified Organic
  • Silybum Marianum
  • Herbal Supplement
  • Non-Irradiated
  • USDA Organic
  • Kosher
  • Certified Organic by QAI

Supports healthy liver function

These seeds, like other dried seeds, may germinate under proper conditions. However, herb and spice seeds sold by Frontier are not intended for sprouting purposes and in many cases will not germinate.

Milk thistle seed is used as a liver tonic, to "support healthy liver function" and overall well being. The hard, dark-colored seeds are ground and used to make a tea or tincture, encapsulated, or added to foods. The whole seeds are also sometimes added to foods.

Suggested Use

Grind milk thistle seed in a coffee grinder or spice mill, and add the ground seeds to shakes or cereals. Or encapsulate the ground seed, if preferred. To prepare milk thistle tea, add one cup of boiling water to one teaspoon of ground seeds, and steep for 15 minutes.

The ground seeds can also be prepared as a tincture using a menstruum of 50% alcohol and 50% water (or 100 proof vodka).

The whole seeds can be toasted and added to salads, breads and cereals.

Milk thistle seed has been extensively researched for its protective effects on the liver. While formulations with concentrated levels of silymarin (70 to 80%) are being studied as a treatment for various liver problems (especially in Europe), the whole seed, with its much lower silymarin levels, is used as a liver tonic, to "support healthy liver function" and overall well being. Chronic drug and alcohol abusers also use milk thistle as a supporting herb.

Warnings

The Botanical Safety Handbook* classifies milk thistle seed as:

Class: 1: Herbs which can be safely consumed when used appropriately.

Per the German Commission E Monograph** for milk thistle seed, there are no known contraindications, side effects or drug interactions.

*Michael McGuffin, ed., American Herbal Products Association's Botanical Safety Handbook, (New York: CRC Press, 1997)

**Mark Blumenthal, ed., The Complete German Commission E Monographs, (Austin TX: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998)

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 tsp
Servings: About 144
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrates 2 g <1%*
Dietary Fiber 1 g 5%*
Organic Milk Thistle, whole (seed) 3.2 g **
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
**Daily Value not established.

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Frontier Natural Products, Organic Whole Milk Thistle Seed, 16 oz

Posted by ChooseHealth on Jan 11, 2015

Wonderful product and so good to keep the liver healthy!

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too many stems

Posted by 4666092432533722512 on Aug 10, 2013

Of all the spices and herb I bought from Frontier, this is the most disappointing one. This bag has way too many stems in it. It was very time consuming to pick them out. Hope the manufacture to tighten quality control on this product.

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In my smoothie for my liver

Posted by LantauMama on Jun 10, 2013

I put these in my smoothie for my liver - can't really comment more than that as my nutritionist told me to do it, so I do!!

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Delicious, a light nutty taste, good value

Posted by Reviewer2567669 on Dec 01, 2012

I bought this milk thistle seed as a supplement because of its benefits for the liver. I can't believe how good it tastes! It's kind of a flax seed / toasted sunflower seed blend kind of taste. Though I don't think these seeds are toasted. So eating a couple tablespoons a day of these seeds is no problem at all. Thanks Frontier and iHerb!

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Add to your tea

Posted by Reviewer1192144 on Jul 06, 2012

Very good addition to my tea with salt, honey and coconut oil! I dont like to use it in smoothies because it stays a bit too large and hard even after blending.

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