Milk Thistle is a flowering plant that comes from the same family as Daisy. It grows in Mediterranean Countries and is used to make natural remedies. The flowers are reddish-purple and ridged with sharp spines.
The shiny, mottled, black- or grey-toned fruits, often referred to as “seeds,” are used in making the extract. The fruits make up the thistle portion along with its silvery pappus, which readily falls away and is not used for the extract preparation.
Milk thistle is most commonly evaluated for use in the management of liver health and it also helps with balancing normal sugar levels.