Milk Thistle: Multiple Benefits but Not a Good Garden Plant
12 days ago - By Mercola
Milk thistle is a member of the asteraceae family and has a large purple flower. 1 It comes from the Mediterranean region, but after having been introduced to other parts of the world, it's become naturalized in South America, North America and Southern Australia.
The plants can grow up to 5 feet tall and are covered in spines. They have a long history of being used as an edible, medicinal plant. The earliest record of milk thistle was made by Dioscorides, who thought it helped snake bite. 2 Pliny the Elder wrote about its use in supporting liver health.
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