Hawthorn and Milk Thistle


Hawthorn has been found to be very helpful in the treatment of cardiovascular illnesses, such as arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, and heart pain. It is also believed to be an antioxidant.

Functions of Hawthorn

• Dilates blood vessels and improves blood flow
• Is an antioxidant
• Keeps hear rhythm regular
• Lowers cholesterol levels
• Normalizes blood pressure
• Prevents heart form racing
• Stabilizes collagen

Milk Thistle

Silybum marianum is extracted from the seeds of the milk thistle plant and has many important health benefits. Most notably, this milk thistle extract has been used to treat kidney and liver disease. It is recommended to take milk thistle capsules because this herb does not dissolve well in water and is usually ineffective in the form of tea. You can also take silymarin, an antioxidant bioflavonoid extract found in milk thistle that has also been shown to promote liver health.

Functions of Milk Thistle

• Decrease blood sugar
• Decreases the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol
• Diminishes oxidation
• Helps prevent damage due to excessive alcohol ingestion
• Helps protect kidneys from the effects of cisplatin
• Increases growth of new tissue to repair damaged areas
• Increases HDL (good) cholesterol
• Increases production of glutathione
• Is an antioxidant
• Lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol
• Maintains bile flow
• Protects against iron damage in the liver
• Protects your liver from damage due to toxins
• Reduces inflammation

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