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

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

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  • Expiration Date: September 2020
  • Shipping Weight:
    1.24 lbs
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  • Product Code: FRO-00912
  • UPC Code: 089836009128
  • Package Quantity: 16 oz
  • Dimensions:
    7.3 x 6.3 x 1.3 in, 1.05 lbs
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Product Overview


  • Silybum Marianum
  • Herbal Supplement
  • Non-Irradiated
  • Kosher
  • Supports Healthy Liver Function

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.


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)


While iHerb strives to ensure the accuracy of its product images and information, some manufacturing changes to packaging and/or ingredients may be pending update on our site. Although items may occasionally ship with alternate packaging, freshness is always guaranteed. We recommend that you read labels, warnings and directions of all products before use and not rely solely on the information provided by iHerb.
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 tsp
Servings Per Container: 172
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 2 g <1%*
Dietary Fiber <1g 4%*
Milk Thistle, whole (seed) 2.6 g **
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
** Daily Value not established.
iHerb Customer Reviews

Good Product

Posted by iHerb Customer on April 10 2018 | Verified Purchase

Working well to help my liver trouble

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For liver detox

Posted by HayesNg on January 19 2018 | Verified Purchase

I smashed them and use with baking

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Great for overall detox, NAFLD, body and breath odours, weight loss, constipation, insulin resistance, diabetes

Posted by iHerb Customer on November 1 2017 | Verified Purchase

I have been using this regularly and it is a godsend! This has reduced my severe breath and body odour significantly. It has helped me lose 10 pounds per month effortlessly and has dramatically helped my constipation. I also notice a feeling of calmness soon after taking it. It is helping my fatty liver and insulin resistance too. I bought a cheap $10 coffee/spice grinder and grind a tablespoon or more of whole seeds to powder within 5 seconds. I then add it to water or any other beverage. I plan to take this indefinitely and iherb is the cheapest place to order in bulk.

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Why Is This Not In Every Pharmacy?

Posted by iHerb Customer on October 26 2017 | Verified Purchase

A very effective liver protector and apparently the only permitted antidote for poisonous mushrooms. Why is this not prescribed for alcoholics or Tylenol addicts? Big Pharma would object as would all liver transplant surgeons.

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Best for candida!!!

Posted by iHerb Customer on July 18 2017 | Verified Purchase

Helped me cure my candida .very powerfull herb.took it twice daily in my tea. recommended!!! use for reduced price: ✔TAM 4651✔ (WITHOUT SPACE , in your shoping cart before checkout) enjoy...

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