Milk Thistle – Liver Problems

12 Oct 2018

October 12, 2018

What are the symptoms of Liver Issues?  Cats with liver disease will urinate more than usual they also tend to drink more they tend to lose their appetite and over time lose weight and muscle mass as well. They may have signs of depression, lethargy, weakness, bad breath, their coat will look poor they may have nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea and dehydrated.

What causes the Problems? Blood bone infection can be caused by long term progressive disease of liver and gallbladder infection of bile will have a yellow colouring in the skin and eyes.

Where does Milk Thistle come from? It is a ragweed family native to Mediterranean countries, some people call it Mary Thistle and Holy Thistle, which has been used for over 2000 years, it is known as a natural treatment for liver problems and provides benefits to the heart and can help with diabetes. Also helps with healthy digestive function by promoting enzyme formation, increasing bile production decreasing inflammation and soothing the mucous membranes throughout the body.

Milk Thistle is a natural herb that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, is used to detoxify the body especially the liver as well as help with liver diseases and gallbladder problems. The scientific name is Silybum Marianum grows mostly in California.

The liver is an internal organ and is responsible for performing several essential detoxifying functions, condition of blood throughout the whole body, purify the blood, it needs to actively clean the blood each day to support nearly every system in the body.

Milk thistle seeds are a high source of the antioxidant flavonoid called silymarin it is composed of several active compounds known as Flavolignans, Silymarin which is decreasing the risk of cancer boosting the immune system, fighting DNA damage and reversing cancerous tumour growth.


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