Milk Thistle Seed Powder
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Silybum marianum has been used for thousands of years as an edible food and for its healthful properties. Our organic milk thistle seed powder is perfect for tincturing or encapsulating. Other uses for milk thistle powder include infusing oil for cosmetic preparations and incorporating into culinary dishes such as smoothies, stews, and soups.
Milk thistle has been revered for thousands of years as an effective herb. However, early on all parts of the plant were used for a variety of purposes. The leaves were extensively utilized and often eaten as a vegetable.
Milk thistle supports the liver's natural detoxification process.*
Silybum marianum grows as an annual or biennial from three to seven feet in height, has smooth, shiny, lettuce-like leaves with white veins and spines along the margins, and a solitary purple flower that can grow up to two and a half inches in diameter. It is native to the Mediterranean region and southwestern Europe and has been widely cultivated for hundreds of years. In the U.S, it is considered a noxious weed in several states, particularly in the Pacific Northwest in states such as Washington. It is a member of the vast sunflower or Asteraceae family, which encompasses a wide variety of well-known plants such as lettuce (Lactuca sativa), the common daisy (Bellis perennis), the blessed thistle (Cnicus benedictus), and artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus), to name a few. Many of the common names, and the outdated Latin name, refer to the belief that the milk of the Virgin Mary dropped on the plant leaving behind the milky white 'marbling' that give the leaves their very distinctive coloration.
Milk thistle may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae (Ragweed) plant family. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Detox the Liver and Boost Glutathione, Detoxify the Body, Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory, Promote healthy Digestive Function
Milk thistle is shown to decrease, or even reverse, damage to the liver that’s been caused by prescription medications, antibiotics, pollution, heavy metals and more.
Milk thistle is considered Masculine in nature, its ruling planet is Mars, sacred to Thor and Minera.
It is used for Protection, Healing, Exorcism and Hex Breaking…. of course. It cleanses internal organs, causes them to function better. In our ancestor’s time illness was considered the work of the devil or an evil person giving the evil eye!
The name ‘Milk-thistle’ refers to a legend according to which 3 drops of holy milk from the Virgin’s breast is said to have dropped on to the leaf, forever marking it as an herb of our Lady (formerly known as the Great Goddess).
In ancient times the thistles were used as a vegetable and are still. The artichoke is the most famous member of the thistle family, but milk thistle can also be eaten as a vegetable.
To Use Magically.
You can carry this herb with you or leave it in a bowl in a room. It will renew vitality. It is used as a protective amulet in mojo bags along with other anti-hexing and cleansing herbs.
If you throw milk thistles into fire it will keep lightning away from your home. If you wear a garment made from the thistle it will break any spell. Poppets can be stuffed with it to break spells or aid in protection.
Use in healing spells and for depression. It is said that when a man carries one he becomes a better lover. A method of calling spirits is to boil some thistle. After removing it from the heat, be seated next to the bowl and begin meditating. As the steam rises, so will your questions and their answers will be heard.
A bowl of thistle in a room strengthens the spirits and renews vitalizes within. Carry it for strength and energy. Grown in a garden it wards off thieves. Grow in a pot by your doorstep to protect against evil. Keep in your pocket it guards you. Throw it in the fire to ward off lighting.
Thistles are used in healing spells, and when men wear it they become better lovers. Thistles also drive out melancholy when worn or carried.
In England it is said they used the tallest thistle as a magical wand or walking stick walking with magic and protection.
You may use it to call on spirits. Just place some thistle in boiling water. Remove from heat and lie or sit beside it. As the steam rises call the spirits and listen carefully; they may answer your question.
Milk-thistle can be used for protection and to rid yourself or your home of negative demons. It attracts good spirits and helps to clear all evil.
Creating baths, incense, oils, perfumes and more with this herb can give you multiple ways to use it as a protective fighter against ill health, ill will thrown at you, jealousy, evil eye and negative energy of all kinds.