Milk thistle, considered a weed by most, is a versatile herb that beneficial primarily to the liver The herb helps lower fatty deposits in the liver and increases the flow of bile. Bile is mainly used to break down dietary fat. Additionally, it helps prevent plaque buildup and hardening of the arteries. The herb's ability to help enhance liver function can have a number of health benefits - including improving the liver's ability to manage cholesterol and protecting against hepatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, as well as gallstones.
Milk Thistle Tea.
Add loose tea (1 to 2 teaspoons per cup, 250ml) to a teapot, or infuser basket. Pour very hot water (not boiling) over the tea and let it infuse for up to 3 to 5 minutes. Strain leaves from the teapot before pouring. Add honey or a slice of lemon to taste. Enjoy!
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