Botanical name: Silybum marianum / Carduus marianus
Mary Thistle (Milk Thistle)
Native to: Mediterranean
Actions: Detoxifying tonic with a strong protective property on the liver. Anti-allergenic, and anti-cancer attributes. Can increase breast-milk production.
Description: Mary Thistle has detoxifying properties and exerts a strong protective effect on
the liver. It appears to safeguard if from damage and aid regenerating it. Most commonly it is used for conditions such as jaundice, hepatitis, liver infection, excess alcohol or even chemotherapy. It may also aid with allergic rhinitis.
The name Milk Thistle refers to the stimulating effect it can have on the breast glands to increase breast milk production.
Note: Unfortunately, we are no longer able to offer St Mary’s Thistle in Whole Seed form
due to Western Australia Quarantine Restrictions. Powdered form has Nil Restrictions, so moving forward we will only be offering St Mary’s Thistle Powder. Due to this product being purchased by customers infrequently, we don’t always have it in stock. Please email us through our contact page and we will obtain it for you.
All information on this site is for informational purposes only. We do stress that you should do your own research, or talk with your health professional if you suffer from an existing health condition, or if you are on other medication, prior to consumption of our products.
The Herb Shed offers it’s products for pick up through it’s showroom (by appointment) and online shop.
Our Herbs and Teas are Packed in Earth Bags to minimise portage costs.