Milk Thistle is a herb that contains a few active ingredients collectively referred to as Silymarins. It is a nice liver therapeutic compound (to be taken after the insult to the liver)
Traditionally used in Greek and Roman medicine, spread to Europe as well as the East mainly for the purposes of liver health but also protection from environmental toxins such as Death Cap poisoning or snake bites.
The liver detoxifies the blood and helps us metabolize sugars and fats. 24 hours a day, the liver is working without a break even if we are sleeping. If the diet brings in more of these than can be dealt with by the liver it can get overloaded, bringing many difficult symptoms.
Good care of the liver can help to slow aging and preserve vitality, improving eye sight and cognitive function.