[HERB] Seeds of milk thistle

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Scientific name: Silybum Marianum

The seeds of the thistle are derived from the common thistle plant (Arabic: "Hurfish"), a prickly annual prickly plant with white or pink blossoms and common on both sides of roads and garbage. At the germination stage of the common thistle, the sprouts can be picked before turning into a thorn, except with the root and added to the salads. When the plant grows, its stems can be cut in the lower parts, cleaned from thorns and consumed as a snack, as a salad or cooked food. They are called in Arabic "apron", and their taste somewhat resembles the taste of artichokes. The seeds of the thistle can be collected in spring after flowering. Despite their bitter taste, it is recommended to chew and eat them because of their great nutritional value. The parts used are sprouts, soft stalks, leaves and seeds.

Culinary Uses:
Fresh thistle and sprouts are used in the kitchen, the use of seeds is mainly for the enjoyment of its medicinal properties.

Other uses:

liver - the main active ingredient in seeds is called "silmarin", a type of flavonoid (a very strong antioxidant) and has a positive effect on the liver. The plant protects the liver and increases its ability to cleanse itself of toxins, chemicals, drugs and hormones. In addition, the plant protects the liver cell membranes from liver toxicity and inflammatory damage, and therefore is suitable for treatment during acute acute or chronic inflammation and fatty liver disease. Common thistle is recommended for rehabilitation from liver damage due to alcohol consumption. It contributes to regrowth of cells, and the seeds reduce lipid and cholesterol levels in the blood. The use of thistle reduces the liver's sensitivity to antibiotics and alcohol, and their bitterness helps to stimulate conversion activity, improve digestion and exits.
Inflammation and depression - Thistle is also known as an anti- depressant and anti-inflammatory general, and much of the activity described above is achieved through the main active ingredient - sildarin.

How to use:
Boil a glass of water with a teaspoon of seeds for about 15 minutes, filter and drink. In addition, you can eat about half a teaspoon of seeds a day. The taste of the seeds is bitter and therefore it is recommended to drink a glass of water with the seeds

Indications and warnings:
• The plant has no side effects and is safe for small children, and for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

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