Combination of Milk Thistle, Artichoke, Dandelion, Peppermint and Boldo.
~ Made from milk thistle seeds
~ Also contains fresh plant extracts of Artichoke, Dandelion & Peppermint
~ Available as tincture or tablets
A.Vogel’s Milk Thistle Complex was amongst the very first herbal products formulated by Alfred Vogel, one of Switzerland’s best known naturopaths.
What is Milk Thistle Complex?
The seeds of Milk Thistle are combined with four other important herbs used in healthcare for centuries – fresh extracts of Dandelion, Artichoke, Peppermint and dried Boldo leaves.
Milk Thistle is a large plant with glossy, green, spiky leaves bearing conspicuous white veins. The flowers are large and purple. The plant originates from the Mediterranean and it is now cultivated in many parts of Europe as an ornamental plant. Milk Thistle seeds have a long history of medicinal use. It was previously administered for its bitter properties, but more recently it has been recognised as an excellent remedy for liver complaints.
Examples of Uses
~ Liver tonic
~ Fat metabolism
How It Works
The main constituent of Milk Thistle appears to be the substance known as silymarin. This has the unique function of being able to act directly on the cells of the liver, producing a liver-protective effect. Silymarin has been shown to be able to prevent liver cell damage, through stimulating the enzymatic function of liver cells and encouraging the regeneration of the liver. All these factors are important in overall health, with the liver acting as the most important avenue for the elimination of toxins found within the body. Additional advice: Medical opinion should be sought when acute or chronic liver conditions are present.