5 Simple Steps To Make Milk Thistle Tea

You must already know that milk thistle tea has impressive health benefits, and that is why you are here to check how to prepare milk thistletea. As milk thistle tea is available in many forms, you must check the right recipe based on what product you choose.

 Milk thistle is one of the very beneficial herbal plants, mostly found in the Mediterranean region. These are purple-flowered plants with white veins on them which has a story behind them. According to Traditional Christianity, these white veins are due to the milk drop from the Virgin Mary. The main constituent of milk thistle, Silymarin, is a group of compounds, and the seeds are used as herbal medicine to treat many ailments.

With so many health benefits and medicinal properties, milk thistle is widely used by many people around the world. However, additional research is needed to prove its efficacy, and hence, it is prescribed by herbalists instead of doctors.

 

How To Make Milk Thistle Tea?

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Milk thistle tea is available in various forms like seeds, powder, leaves, and tea bags. Thus, the process would change slightly. Based on the product you choose and the method of brewing tea, the taste may vary slightly, but the effects remain the same.

 

How To Make Milk Thistle Tea From Seeds

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Preparing milk thistle tea from seeds may be the best way as you can see, the seeds are real, and you can be assured that there are no adulterants in there. However, brewing them could take little effort and time. Before choosing the product and brewing the tea, you must know that the extract from the milk thistle seeds does not dissolve or absorb into the water quickly. Thus, we need to crush them to make it dissolve easily. In this recipe, we will make 1 cup of tea. Let’s check the recipe.

 

Things You'll Need

  • Milk thistle seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Mortar and pestle
  • Knife - 1
  • Chopping board - 1
  • Water - 1 to 3 cups
  • Small pan - 1
  • Stove - 1
  • Sieve - 1

 

Recipe

Step - 1

Take 1 tbsp of these milk thistle seeds and crush them as finely as possible into smooth powder using a mortar and pestle. This may seem time taking, but it is essential. Take some time to make sure the seeds turn into a smooth powder.

Step - 2

Now, take an empty pan, add 2 to 3 cups of clean water, and put it over the stovetop. Turn on your stovetop and boil the water for a while. When the water is hot, the extract dissolves into the water quickly.

Step - 3

Once the water starts boiling, add milk thistle seeds powder into the water.

Step - 4

Let the tea steep for some time, say, at least 20 minutes. Usually, we do not brew for so long, but as these seeds take time to dissolve into the water, 20 minutes is needed.

Step - 5

Turn off your stove and strain the tea into a cup using a fine mesh strainer because you have used fine seed powder, and you do not want it to get into your tea. You can use a cheesecloth too if you want.

 

How To Make Milk Thistle Tea From Powder

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If you choose to use Teatox Life’s milk thistle powder, it would be much easier to make your tea as you can skip the crushing process. The remaining process remains the same. We suggest you take powder as you can use as much quantity as you want.

 

Things You'll Need

  • Same as above for milk thistle seeds

Recipe

Step - 1

Take an empty pan and add 2 to 3 cups of water into it.

Step - 2

Place the pan over the stovetop and turn it on. Let it boil for a while.

Step - 3

Add one teaspoon of Teatox Life’s milk thistle powder to it.

Step - 4

Let the tea steep for some time, say, a minimum of 20 minutes.

Step - 5

Strain the milk thistle tea into a cup using a fine mesh strainer and enjoy it.

 

How To Make Milk Thistle Tea From Leaves

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Milk thistle leaves also have similar health benefits and nothing less. You can use leaves to prepare tea, but the method differs slightly. However, unlike seeds, leaves take comparatively less time.

 

Things You'll Need

  • Same as above for milk thistle seeds, except that you need 1 to 2 milk thistle leaves instead of seeds.

 

Recipe

Step - 1

Take a few milk thistle leaves and chop them well. Around 1 to 2 leaves would be sufficient.

Step - 2

Take an empty pan and place it over the stovetop. Add about 2 to 3 cups of water and turn on the stove.

Step - 3

Let the water boil for a few minutes and take the leaves in another empty pan.

Step - 4

Slowly pour the boiled, hot water over the leaves and let it steep for 10 to 15 minutes.

Step - 5

Strain the hot tea into a clean cup using a strainer and enjoy it.

 

How To Make Milk Thistle Tea From Tea Bag

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This is one of the commonly available forms of milk thistle tea in the market. These contain the same tea powder in the tea bags. Using tea bags can be very convenient and time saving compared to the remaining methods. However, these may be a little expensive. We suggest you use powder for daily use and use tea bags when traveling.

 

Things You'll Need

  • Same as above for milk thistle seeds, except that you need milk thistle tea bags instead of seeds.

 

Recipe

Step - 1

Take an empty pan and add 2 cups of water to it. Place the pan over the stovetop and turn it on.

Step - 2

Let the water boil for some time. Once the water boiled, turn off the stove.

Step - 3

Take a cup and place a milk thistle tea bag in it. If you want, you can use two tea bags based on your taste.

Step - 4

Now, slowly pour the boiled water over the tea bag without spilling.

Step - 5

Leave it in the cup and let it steep for 10 minutes. Remove the teabag and sip it hot.

 

Preparing milk thistle tea is easy, but maybe time-consuming based on what product you choose. We suggest you check the best products suggested by us and choose one that suits you best.

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