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Carduus Marianus Compositum Drops
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An Ancient Herb

The Greek herbalist Dioscorides catalogued milk thistle in his list of healing plants for liver conditions, improving bile flow and stimulating digestion.* The Roman author Pliny was of a similar opinion. Indeed, milk thistle (Silybum marianum) extracts have been used as traditional herbal remedies for almost 2000 years and milk thistle is now extensively cultivated as a healing herb. This is especially true in Germany, where milk thistle is quite popular. Despite its distinctive prickly leaves and milky sap, milk thistle is sometimes confused with a different plant known as blessed or holy thistle (Cnicus benedictus).

Special Antioxidant Benefits

Silymarin refers to three active flavonoid components of milk thistle: primarily silybin with smaller amounts of silydianin and silychristin. This trio neutralizes toxins and improves liver function.* Its action rests primarily upon the ability to inhibit production and activity of hepatotoxic (liver toxic) compounds.* More recent evidence indicates that it benefits the health of several other organs as well.*

The liver is the primary organ for detoxification. Many toxins are either free radicals, or encourage free radical production and may subsequently interfere with the liver's defenses against free radicals. As a potent antioxidant, silymarin intervenes in free radical generation and protects against many reactive oxygen species.* In some measurement systems, silymarin is ten times more effective than vitamin E in preventing unwanted oxidation. The extract also increases the liver's content of the antioxidant enzyme glutathione (GSH) by ~35 percent, and increases the levels of the body's major antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase (SOD).* Silymarin also modulates the actions of lipoxygenase in the liver.* Lipoxygenase acts upon polyunsaturated fatty acids to produce pro-inflammatory compounds called leukotrienes, which cause damage to liver cell membranes.

Silymarin is active against all of these assaults upon liver cell integrity and function. It therefore has direct and indirect antioxidant benefits by elevating the body's own defenses. Research has shown that milk thistle extracts also significantly enhance cellular immune biomarkers.*

Supporting Liver Regeneration, Bile Solubility

The liver is capable of extensive self-regeneration, but silymarin can even markedly increase this ability to replace damaged cells.* There is also some suggestion that silymarin stimulates protein synthesis in the liver.* Nevertheless, silymarin does not encourage malignant liver cell growth.* Growing evidence suggests that silymarin has protective properties to the kidneys that mirror those in the liver.*

Classically, milk thistle is associated with improved digestion and bile production.* These are important functions of the liver and their impairment can lead to undesirable outcomes in the body. Clinical trials have supported this traditional employment of the herb. The extract can increase bile solubility and possibly help guard against stone formation.*

Active Ingredients: Bryonia alba 6x, Carduus marianus 1x, Chelidonium 6x, Cholesterinum 6x, Colocynthis 6x, Kalmegh 1x, Lycopodium clav 6x, Nux vomica 6x.

Inactive Ingredients: Vegetable Glycerin, Purified Water, Honey.

Unless otherwise prescribed, take 10-15 drops orally, 2-3 times daily. Or follow recommended dosage on the product packaging.

Customer Reviews
Basic wellness
I had been suffering with liver/kidney/pancreas issues for almost an entire year. I took 10-15 drops of this in 16oz of water for four days. I also had been taking stone free supplements for about seven days. My body is back to normal, I haven’t felt this good in a long time! I would highly recommend if you’re in need of something to cleanse your body out (also the stone free supplements, which I didn’t buy on amazon) and heal.
I haven't had it very long, but it has already made noticeable improvement in my gallbladder/liver symptoms, including pain and nausea. I will definitely try to buy from this seller - Heavenly Herbals - in the future. Service was quick and follow-up has been great.
Thank you for an excellent product, excellent service, and shipping
Thank you
This arrived much sooner than I expected and was well packaged. Dosing instructions are clear and easy to find. A few drops in water is the easiest method to take and there are no after taste/ bad tasting issues! Check your Materia Medica to see how the ingredients support your wellness goals. Very pleased with this product.
Darcie Girmus
I cannot recommend this highly enough. 30 minutes after taking it, you can feel it working. I have celiac, and if I accidentally ingest gluten, I get a swollen liver and spleen. I have tried just about every substance out there for this problem, and it really helps the organs shrink back to regular size. It feels a bit like worms crawling around in your spleen and liver area. The dosage is extremely low, I just shake some drops into a little bit of water. It tastes okay, there is hardly any taste at all and NO side effects. So glad I found this! Highly recommended!