Milk thistle seeds have highly supportive, protective and even regenerative effects on the liver. Extensive scientific evidence has accumulated over recent decades demonstrating these properties. Milk thistle supports liver function, prevents damage from toxins and even helps restore liver tissue, including in serious scenarios (always under medical supervision in such cases, of course). It increases the resilience of liver cells by preventing toxins from entering the liver, and by stimulating the repair of cells damaged by infection, alcohol, chemical exposure and drugs, such as chemotherapy.
Burdock is cleansing, detoxifying, antiseptic and digestive – a perfect addition to a detox mix. It has a mild laxative effect, and with its natural antimicrobial actions, it helps to clear toxins from the gut and regulate the gut flora. It promotes the detoxifying work of the liver and helps balance blood sugar levels. Its moistening fibres absorb toxins from the gut and support their elimination from the bowel. Burdock also acts as a mild diuretic, aiding the elimination of toxins via the urine.
Liquorice gently supports digestion and soothes the stomach and digestive tract, lowering any acidity and relieving heartburn and indigestion. It is a mild laxative. It also increases bile flow from the liver, lowers cholesterol levels and protects the liver from damage from toxins and infection. It is also a strengthening tonic – by supporting the adrenal glands, it improves resistance to physical and mental stress and helps address nervous exhaustion and fatigue.
Nettle leaves are highly nutritious – they are rich in vitamins A and C and minerals, particularly iron, calcium, silica and potassium. Nettle protects the gut lining from irritation and infection, stimulates liver and kidney function, relieves fluid retention and enhances the excretion of toxins in the urine. It has a well-rounded action to support natural detoxification processes, including benefits to digestion, liver function and kidney function. It also reduces blood sugar levels and is anti-inflammatory. It assists with clearing the skin in eczema, psoriasis, acne, urticaria and other chronic skin problems.
A gently detoxifying and vivifying spring tonic, cleavers provides excellent support to the lymphatic system, aiding the body in its cleansing and immune work and purifying the blood. As a diuretic, it also enhances the elimination of fluid toxins via the kidneys. It clears heat and resolves inflammation. It also gently supports digestion and liver function, although the main focus of its action is on the lymphatic system.
Marshmallow root is a powerfully soothing medicine, cooling any irritation and inflammation. It is a mild expectorant and immune enhancer, helping to clear catarrh and modulating inflammation. It is excellent for treating inflammatory gut problems, for soothing heartburn, constipation from dryness and the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. It is also a soothing diuretic.
A very cleansing herb, barberry has been traditionally used for infections, liver and stomach ailments, and as a general tonic during convalescence. It helps maintain normal gut flora, supports digestion and decreases inflammation. It stimulates bile flow from the liver and helps support the body’s natural detoxification pathways.
This product contains milk thistle, burdock, nettle leaf, cleavers, marshmallow root, liquorice and barberry.
Add one teaspoon of powder to half a glass of warm water, then consume. Take one teaspoon twice daily before food. Zen Maitri recommends having one teaspoon in your morning smoothie and then one teaspoon in warm water before lunch for 14 consecutive days. Do not exceed recommended amount or use this product as a substitute for a varied diet. Not suitable in pregnancy. If you take any medication, please consult one of our medical herbalists or a healthcare practitioner before use. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool and dry place.