Milk Thistle Seed - Whole, Organic

Herbs: Milk Thistle Seed - Whole

Latin Name: Silybum marianum
Origin: Bulgaria

Milk Thistle Seed is one of the strongest liver protectors available.

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Growing these
by Denise on Apr 19, 2014

Someone above asked if these would be ok for growing. I sometimes put these seeds in my tea bags for extra liver support. I use very hot water but never boil my water for my tea herbs. When my tea is done brewing I always use the herbs for my compost. I can't count how many milk thistle plants I have from the seeds sprouting in my compost heap.
So to answer your question "will these grow" the answer is yes!

Milk Thistle tincture
by Angela on Nov 2, 2013

I just made a milk thistle tincture in vodka, but in retrospect have two questions. Should I grind the seeds first or put them in whole? Does it matter what proof vodka it is?

    Re: Milk Thistle tincture
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 6, 2013

    It would probably be a good idea to break up the seeds first. They tend to swell and soak up a lot of the vodka. And it's best to use at least 80 proof vodka. Thanks!

Growing plants from this seed
by Vampy on Jun 8, 2013

Are these seeds heat treated ? If I try to grow them will they sprout ?

    Re: Growing plants from this seed
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jun 12, 2013

    I believe it is heat treated and would therefore not sprout if planted.

Adding to my smoothies..
by Virginia on May 30, 2013

Just wondering, does this have a strong taste? And if I make it into a powder and add it to my smoothie, how much would be a good amount to add?
Thanks for all your useful info, you're site is extremely helpful!

    Re: Adding to my smoothies..
    by Bulk Herb Store on May 31, 2013

    I have never tried it by itself, but I don't think it should have an overly strong taste. According to The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook you can take 1 Tsp. of the crushed seeds in a cup of hot water, (or in your smoothie) an hr. or so before meals. It also says you can munch on the seeds like you would sunflower seeds.

by Catherine on Apr 7, 2013

I am currently breastfeeding and wanting to detox my liver to help with eczema and possibly reduce colic from toxins passed??. How would I use this herb for that? Dosing?

Thank you for your site. I have learned a great deal from the information you provide along with the books you recommend.

    Re: Breastfeeding
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 30, 2013

    I would suggest asking your midwife or other healthcare provider on the dosages you can take while breastfeeding. Thanks!

how to use milk thistle seed
by Joseph on Mar 13, 2013

how is milk thistle seed prepared to be used as an aid to the liver?

    Re: how to use milk thistle seed
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 25, 2013

    You could try it as a tea or tincture, or grind it into a powder and mix with food or smoothies, or put in capsules.

Storage Issues
by Joann Jefferson on Aug 2, 2012

How long can you store (in a dark, cool, and dry Place) Milk thistle seed?

I have purchased many products from your store and I have been making tinctures as survival supply. In addition, I would like to make a dry food and dry herb (rotating) supply. I have been dated each storage item and I am not sure about seeds.

Thanks for your wonderful educational website and products.


    Re: Storage Issues
    by Bulk Herb Store on Dec 11, 2012

    You will want to store them in your freezer since they are a seed and bugs and mice will be attracted to them. They should last you several years in there.

by Alicia on Jul 27, 2012

Is it safe to take while nursing?

    Re: Nursing
    by Bulk Herb Store on Dec 11, 2012


For Morning Sickness
by Joseph & Jodi on May 17, 2011

Thank you for the tips on curing the pregnancy rash I developed this condition during my 5th pregnancy and will keep some milk thistle on hand for my next pregnancy. I have used it with my last 4 pregnancies to help with morning sickness the earlier in my pregnancies I took it, the more tolerable my morning sickness was. I definitely recommend it to anyone who is even thinking of conceiving!

Thank you
by Katrina on Jan 31, 2011

Through your suggestion of checking out the WellTellMe site, I was able to find a remedy for the dreaded Pregnancy Rash!!

Very rare to develop this rash during third pregnancy, my OB told me there was no remedy, to learn to tolerate this unbearable body rash. There was no sleep, no rest, no relief! It should clear on its own 4 to 6 weeks postpartum, he said.

Thank you for your resources. I took the Milk Thistle tea and tincture, and the Dandelion tea and tincture; in three days I was better and in five days the rash cleared!

I'm sharing with my sister-in-law who also suffers this.

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