Milk Thistle Seeds Tea

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Brewing instructions

Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes

Brewing instructions


Milk Thistle Seeds Tea is a type of Herbal Tea. Though cursed by gardeners as a plant, brewing it as a delicious, wholesome and nutritional infusion is an excellent choice. Expect a mild flavour with subtly sweet and earthy hints from the first to the last sip. Be sure to buy Milk Thistle Seeds here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, where everything is packed fresh to order. 

What are Milk Thistle Seeds

Milk Thistle (Silybum Marianum) belongs to the Asteraceae family. Its botanical name is twofold: “Silybum” derives from the Greek words “silybon” or “silybos”, meaning “tassel” or “tuft”. The word “Marianum” is of Latin origin and relates to a biblical story. Legend has it that the white spots on its leaves came from the milk of the Virgin Mary, who, while fleeing Egypt, tried nursing her child.

The plant itself - a native of southern Europe and Asia - can grow to heights of 1.5 metres (approx. five feet). Meanwhile, its conspicuous, glossy green, white-veined, sinuate lobed leaves are thornily toothed at the edges. Then there are the Milk Thistle Seeds it produces, which are utilised for treating liver, kidney and gallbladder problems in Greece, Italy and Germany. But how, exactly, does it work? 

Milk Thistle Seeds Nutrition Facts

The primary reason that people consider this Herbal Tea a beneficial accompaniment to one’s health and wellness is its wealth of antioxidants. Specifically, it contains an abundance of silymarin and silibinin, both constituents of which improve life in small yet significant ways. Frequent consumption means that they serve as antioxidants, essentially working on a molecular level to combat ailments. 

Does Milk Thistle Seeds Tea Have Caffeine?

That’s all fair and well. But does Milk Thistle Seeds Tea have caffeine? This stimulating chemical compound enables us to get out of bed in the morning. While it has its purposes, there is always the risk of it causing side effects. The good news is that the beverage you’ve decided upon here is 100% void of caffeine and, as a result, is ideal for those looking to cut down their intake. 

What Does Milk Thistle Seed Taste Like?

You know about its origins. You have an understanding of its botany and nutritional value. Still, what we haven’t yet explored at great length is Milk Thistle Seed Tea’s characteristics when steeped to perfection. Considered milder than its leafy counterpart Milk Thistle Tea, these seeds have a distinctly earthy profile with undertones reminiscent of garlic. It is a delight to the senses - as, hopefully, you’re about to discover.

How to Make Milk Thistle Seeds Tea

  1. Add Loose Tea to a Tea Infuser or Filter.

  2. Place the Tea-filled accessory in a cup or mug.

  3. Put the kettle on and, once boiled, pour it over the seeds.

  4. Allow it to steep for 5-10 minutes.

How to Serve: Best served without additions. However, some like to have honey or lemon.

Tasting Notes: Imparts mild earthy overtones and herbaceous undertones. 

Milk Thistle Seeds Tea Benefits

Once revered by ancient Greek physician Dioscorides and 17th-century herbalist Nicholas Culpeper, today, modern science supports the claims surrounding the health benefits of Milk Thistle Seeds. The latest evidence has found that it can improve the skin’s vitality, detoxify the liver and even promote weight loss. And that’s just the beginning of its incredible potential.

Milk Thistle Seeds Tea for Skin Benefits

According to an animal-based 2015 study, topical application of Milk Thistle Seed Tea for acne and psoriasis appears to help reduce skin blemishes due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, researchers in another study demonstrated that its remarkable antioxidant and anti-ageing properties contributed to vibrant, fresh and youthful-looking skin over an extended period. 

Liver Detox with Milk Thistle Seed Tea

Milk Thistle Seed benefits likewise enhance liver function because of its detoxifying abilities. Also known as a detox, the term refers to the process of removing toxins (e.g. alcohol) from the body, thereby assisting the liver in its essential role. Furthermore, research indicates that Milk Thistle Seed Tea for thyroid health can prevent the gland from becoming overactive (hyperthyroidism). 

Milk Thistle Seeds Tea for Weight Loss

A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that people experienced weight loss and decreased body mass index (BMI) during a 120-day trial with the Tea. Its success was attributed to it boosting the metabolism of fat cells, enabling the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently. Another consideration is the negligible calories in Milk Thistle Seeds. What could be better than that?

Additional info
  • Type
    Herbal Tea
  • Health Points
    Health Points
    Anti Oxidants, Cholesterol, Detox, Diabetes, Immune System
  • Caffeine Level
    Caffeine Level
    Decaff (none)
  • Options
    Loose Tea
  • Time of Day
    Time of Day
    Breakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening
  • Country
    More Than One Origin
  • Milk Thistle
    Milk Thistle
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