The Times, Body & Soul, p. 10
by Jane Clarke
I am a huge fan of milk thistle (Silybum marianum), which is used by medicinal herbalists mainly in treating the liver, although some readers will know of it as part of a detox regimen.
In the past few months a number of scientists have rubbished the whole concept of detoxing, arguing that having an early night and drinking lots of tap water would achieve the same results. Whether or not you believe in the existence of toxins in the body, I know that if my patients follow a strict diet and take milk thistle alongside it, they start to feel fantastic within days.