An improper lifestyle negatively affects the self-cleaning properties of the liver that is why the body needs additional support. Cleaning the liver with milk thistle is an effective procedure that can be carried out independently, without harm to health.

How does milk thistle work on the liver?

Milk thistle is a medicinal plant that is used not only in the treatments recommended by the grandmother, but also in official medicine. All parts of the herb are beneficial to the human body. Cleaning the liver with milk thistle is done with flour, leaves, and roots.

Milk thistle liver cleanse

Milk thistle liver cleanse is usually carried out for at least 30 days. After cleansing, patients note positive results: restoration of digestion processes, as well as an improvement in the functioning of the organ as a whole.

Milk thistle extract is used in traditional medicine as part of medicines. These drugs stimulate the formation of hepatocytes and prevent tissue damage by toxins at the cellular level.

Long-term studies have found the plant to be effective in treating liver enlargement and cirrhosis, even in advanced stages. The use of the herb has shown high efficacy even in cases where drug therapy has not yielded results.

Milk thistle also accelerates the healing of alcoholic and viral hepatitis, provided that alcohol is completely abandoned.

Beneficial characteristics of milk thistle

List of the main benefits of milk thistle for the liver.

  • Promotes the synthesis of bile;
  • Protects liver cells from negative effects;
  • Restores damaged hepatocytes;
  • Removes inflammation;
  • Reduces the viscosity of bile;
  • Stimulates the cleaning process of the bile ducts;
  • Prevents the appearance of cholesterol;
  • stimulates the metabolic process;
  • It is an excellent antiseptic.

However, the most beneficial quality of milk thistle is the gentle protection as well as the gentle healing of the liver tissue.

Cleaning the liver with milk thistle will help to normalize the amount of lipids, improve the digestive process and the general condition of the organ.

How to use milk thistle for cleaning?


As we have already mentioned, there are several ways in which milk thistle can be used to stimulate liver cleansing.

Milk thistle tea

Ready-made tea can be bought at the pharmacy, as well as brewed yourself. Milk thistle tea is made from both dried plants and fresh leaves and flowers.

To prepare 5 g, the plant is poured with boiling water, left to stand for half an hour and consumed in small sips in a warm form. The daily dose is 1 glass.


Alternatively, the tincture can be made from seeds ground with a coffee grinder. The seeds need to be poured with high-quality alcohol and kept in a cool dark place for 2-7 days. The tincture should be consumed with care, on the recommendation of a doctor who will prescribe the required dosage. The optimal dose is 15 to 20 drops.

It is forbidden to drink tincture for cirrhosis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, respiratory diseases, and mental disorders. Before starting a treatment, consultation with a specialist doctor is recommended.


To prepare a milk thistle infusion, you need 5 g of seeds, 500 g of boiling water, and mint. Duration of admission: 45 days, use on an empty stomach, 1 glass 3 times a day.


The medicines are made from milk thistle extract. One capsule contains a single dose of the plant, which ensures the intake of nutrients in the body. In some cases, the attending physician may increase the dose.

Milk thistle is included in the content of some drugs: “Carsil”, “Legalon”. Vegetable powder can be found in the products Sibektan, Silimar, Hepabene, and Fosfontsiale. They should be taken in accordance with the instructions for use.


The seeds can be eaten fresh, chewed after meals, or ground into a powder. When ground, they have a pleasant nutty flavor and are quickly absorbed by the body. It can be added to tea, gelatin, and porridge. The optimal daily dose is 5 to 10 g, but this should be monitored by a doctor.

It is not recommended to continue with liver cleansing when negative reactions appear: diarrhea, constipation, pain in the abdomen, skin rash, and it is not recommended to start treatment without prior medical consultation.

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