Frontier Natural Products Whole Milk Thistle Seed Description
Silymarin is the well-known component in the seeds, believed to play a major role in the action of milk thistle. (Silymarin is not actually a single compound, but the collective name for a group of related compounds [flavonolignans] that includes silibinin, silydianin, and silychristin). It's naturally present in the seeds at 1 to 5%, but standardized extracts and formulations are often concentrated, so they contain 70 to80% silymarin.
Grind milk thistle seed in coffee grinder or spice mill and add the ground seeds to shakes or cereals. To prepare milk thistle tea, add one cup of boiling water to one teaspoon of ground seeds, and steep for 15 minutes.
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