Core Milk Thistle is a Spagyric preparation of the botanical commonly known as Milk Thistle. Its
use has dated back to the earliest Greek references as a liver-protecting agent, and in the first
century was known in Sicily, Syria and Phoenicia to assist with “carrying off bile.” Historical references
concerning Milk Thistle are abundant in many herbal texts from the Middle Ages, especially
in Germany, for its treatment of liver disease. It was given its scientific name of Carduus Mariae officinalis
by Hildegard of Bingen, who composed the first herbal manuscript written by a woman. By
the turn of the century, Milk Thistle had become an obscure plant, losing its popularity, but it was
soon “rediscovered” by German researchers and physicians in the 1930’s for its well-documented
Since that time, Milk Thistle has been recognized for its historical success in supporting chronic inflammatory liver disorders like hepatitis and cirrhosis. Other traditional uses have been for chemically-
induced fatty liver disorders from alcohol or environmental pollution, as a hepatoprotective, to
reduce oxidative stress and to regenerate liver cells. Researchers have found that one of the active
phytochemicals in Milk Thistle, silymarin, increases protein synthesis in liver cells by increasing the
activity of ribosomal RNA, thereby activating the liver’s ability to regenerate and develop new cells.
Along with the vast support Milk Thistle offers liver conditions, it also has been used traditionally
for gall bladder disorders related to inflammation of the bile ducts, thus reducing bile flow, and with
cholestasis where there is a stagnation of bile flow due to congestion.
As the liver and gall bladder are key excretion pathways to relieve the body from the stress of toxic accumulation, Core Milk Thistle can be considered in any healing strategy to not only support and
protect this system but also to enhance the body’s ability to clear out toxicity.
30 drops orally (in water or juice if desired) twice daily AM/
PM, or as directed.
The Energetix Milk Thistle (2 oz bottle) is from the Energetix Botanicals product line. All condition-specific Energetix Core Botanicals are Spagyrically processed from the purest sources available. Core describes the main botanical used in the tincture. Blend means the main botanical has been synergistically combined with other herbs to enhance its clinical application. Ingredients include: Milk Thistle (Carduus marianus), Ethanol 20%, Purified Water.
Core Milk Thistle