- Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 100°C
- Steeping Time: 3-5 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: Croatia
- Caffeine: Caffeine-free
Milk Thistle Leaf
Milk thistle is named after the creamy liquid that emerges from the leaves of the milk thistle plant when they are cut.
Milk thistle (the botanical name - silybum marianum) is a flowering plant that belongs to the same scientific family as daisy flowers. The milk thistle plant is native to the Mediterranean region, although it is commonly found across the globe. Milk thistle is also commonly known as holy thistle and Mary thistle.
Milk thistle tea can be made by infusing the leaves or seeds of the plant in hot water. Milk thistle tea is naturally-caffeine free so it can be consumed at any time of day without disrupting sleep patterns.
Milk thistle tea boasts a mild flavor that is slightly sweet. It is often compared to dandelion tea with mild earthy undertones and stronger floral notes. The tea is commonly sweetened using honey or milk to increase the creamy texture of the tea.
Milk thistle tea has historically been used to support healthy liver function and treat liver problems. Most research shows that the liver health benefits can be attributed to a compound called silymarin. Silymarin is a flavonoid in milk thistle tea that has antioxidant powers to support health.
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Grade or Quality: Loose
Base flavor: Floral
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From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
Top 10 Detoxifying Herbs - by Safiya Motala
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