Consuming more than the usual amount of alcohol puts extra strain on our livers and the inevitable morning after feeling. Milk Thistle is a well-known herb with a traditional use for hangovers.
Milk Thistle is effective as a liver tonic, used as a fat metaboliser and to help treat psoriasis. 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 is able to prevent liver cell damage, through stimulating the function and regeneration of liver cells.
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. Milk Thistle therefore may be one of the best presents you treat yourself or friends to on a night out or after boozy dinner party!