Herbalist's life.. after a full day of clients I get to make these beauties before venturing home.
Ginger & Milk Thistle capsules ready for clients, website shop and Saturdays market stall at The Fishermans Chapel.
This combination is brilliant for digestive upsets, nausea, hangovers and to strengthen our digestive defenses.
Milk Thistle is also sometimes called St Mary's thistle & its effects on the liver are second to none. It's bitter in terms of herbal medicine which means it stimulates liver function. In addition, it protects from cell damage against toxins and has even been shown to protect against lethal toxins of the death cap mushroom, though experimentation is not advised! Milk Thistle is also demulcent which means she soothes, it's antioxidant & can help lower fat deposits.
The part of ginger we use is called a rhizome, a root like structure that grows underground and gives us a warm, pungent, calming, pain killing, blood nurturing and gastric protective medicine. The benefits of ginger are numerous and its compounds also protect the liver so it combines and enhances Milk Thistle in true synergy.
These are part of my hand made capsule range and will be added to the website shop along with the current stock of Ginkgo Biloba, Slippery Elm, Turmeric & Black Pepper and Milk Thistle. More of my Anti Mosquito capsules will be available soon!
I want to share what I know about natural medicine with you. I also love stories and articles about food and nature so in this blog I will be looking at all these subjects and how they come together in our daily lives.