Milk Thistle
Primary Medicinal Uses
Protecting and strengthening the liver
Alcohol tincture or standardized powder extract
Common Uses

Milk thistle is very effective in protection and regeneration of the liver. Milk thistle may help treat liver tumours, cancers or skin problems secondary to liver disease.

Milk thistle can help reduce the potentially damaging effects of anaesthesia, and the toxic effects of heavy metals.


For liver treatment, use 1/4 teaspoon of alcohol tincture per 20 pounds of the animal’s body weight, diluted in water and added to the animal’s food.

Wulff-Tilford, Mary, and Gregory L. Tilford. All You Ever Wanted to Know About Herbs for Pets. Irvine, CA: BowTie, 1999. Print.