Milk Thistle - Nature’s Power Herb for the Liver & Gallbladder


  • Milk thistle is a herb that supports liver and gallbladder health.
  • A plant-based diet, managing negative emotions, and regular detox can improve liver and gallbladder health.
  • Milk thistle contains silymarin which protects the liver from toxins and helps regenerate liver cells.
  • Talk to your doctor before taking milk thistle supplements if you have certain medical conditions or take medications.

“Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.” – Anne Wilson Schaef

Milk Thistle is a pretty but prickly version of other plants in the same family such as ragweed, dandelion, daisies, marigolds, and chrysanthemums. One of the star herbs for liver support, Milk Thistle is beneficial for the liver and gallbladder.

Today's diet and lifestyle are causing invisible strain on your liver and gall bladder. You may or may not feel that your gall bladder is sludgy and laden with toxins. It is said that about half a million people have their gallbladders removed every year.

Liver cirrhosis and fatty liver are common in western lands where alcohol is overused and the diet is heavily laced with animal fats.

Do any of the following describe you?

  • High cholesterol.
  • High levels of triglycerides in the blood.
  • Metabolic syndrome.
  • Obesity, particularly when fat is concentrated in the abdomen.

If so, don't panic, but do address it urgently. You do not have to be yet another statistic!

Plant-based Eating Supports Liver & Gall Bladder Health

Transition to plant-based eating. Its not such a big deal if you focus on loading your pate with the salad, and cut back on the fries and red meat. 

 According to Forks over Knives, 'Plant-based diets are low in saturated fat (a culprit behind insulin resistance) and high in fiber, which helps the body to regulate blood sugar and properly absorb nutrients. Plant-based diets also reduce the risk of being overweight or obese, a primary risk factor for type 2 diabetes.'

Get your whole family into healthy plant-based eating to offset common ailments of the liver and gall bladder. You won't be sorry!

Molecules of Emotion

Did you know that your emotions, perspective and worldview might likewise contribute to liver and gall bladder health - or lack of it, if the opinions you hold are negative. Emotions affect your chemistry, your cells and molecules.

Let's explore things from this angle because it's easier to see whether you need to support your liver and gall bladder before acute pain send you to the ER.

How’s Your Liver?

Energetically speaking, if we may propound such here, when life feels frustrating and you’re indecisive, struggling with guilt, or find yourself blaming instead of accepting reality and you often dismiss good advice, you’re likely sitting with liver issues.

Damaged tissue, toxins, infection, difficulty sleeping, and inability to trust or forgive yourself and others, are 'tells' that your liver needs help.

What’s Galling You?

The gall bladder references and reflects areas of life to do with perspectives of achievements, irritations, indecision, depression or melancholy, confusion, anger, and wounding.

When your masculine self (and yes, women have a male side) is challenged or you are grief grief or resentment about ill-treatment from men, your gall bladder will take an energy knock. 

If you constantly feel second best, unimportant, overlooked, or you’re holding on to trauma like a victim, nurturing a feeling of lack, are in a struggle of some sort, or experiencing hardship generally, your gall bladder will take strain. It's lack of energy will feed back in a tendency to self-sabotage.

A healthy gall bladder contributes to a feeling of abundance, ease, flow, and love.

The Milk Thistle & Detox Protocol

Such a humble herb as Milk Thistle packs a punch when it comes to detoxifying the liver and gallbladder, supporting their function at the same time. It is rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, protecting and reducing inflammatory conditions.

Renowned herbalist Margaret Roberts comments: ‘Milk thistle contains unique and unusual flavonolignans – known collectively as silymarin – which protect the liver against toxins. Today’s medical research proves milk thistle to be a superb diuretic tonic herb that regenerates the liver cells, treats hepatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, and poisoning from alcohol, drugs, and chemicals, and is extremely valuable in minimizing the effects of chemotherapy.’

Along with organic milk thistle supplementation, regular detoxing  will prevent toxic accumulation. There are natural detox formulations that are safe for the whole gamily  including children, seniors and household pets.

Milk Thistle Tea and Tabs

‘Milk thistle tea is made by pouring 1 cup of boiling water over ¼ cup of fresh, chopped leaves. It is allowed to stand for five minutes and then strained. The tea is taken to increase milk flow in nursing mothers, as a tonic for depression, to stimulate bile flow and to relax spasms and gall bladder attacks, and to clear the liver. It is comforting and soothing after chemotherapy. Capsules containing milk thistle are also available... worldwide,’ Roberts points out.

That’s good news! Of course, teas are great but seriously, a capsule of the good stuff is sure to deliver more per swallow than sipping tea. To be absolutely sure you are getting the quantities of milk thistle that will make a difference to your health, visit the Cures & Creams online store and organise a bottle or two  of Milk Thistle natural supplements for yourself and loved ones you know might benefit from it.

Summary: Scientists have shown that taking charge of your nutrition can help you live longer and reduce your risk of disease. Natural supplements of Milk Thistle should be in your health regime if you are at risk of liver and gall bladder disease.

Special Alerts: 

  • Milk thistle can cause an allergic reaction, especially if you’re allergic to other plants in the same family, such as ragweed, dandelion,  daisies, marigolds, and chrysanthemums. 
  • Don’t take it if you have breast, uterine, or ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids - it can mimic estrogen. 
  • If you are taking medication for Diabetes, Hep C, Diazepam, or Warfarin, please check with your practitioner as to how much Milk Thistle you can take.

Feel free to explore the Cures & Creams online store and get yourself stocked with the natural remedies that are just right for you and your loved ones.

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Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical or psychological advice. Please consult with a qualified healthcare professional for personalized guidance.

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