Milk Thistle – Herbs in our daily parrot food

posted by Gudrun @ 17:07 PM
February 12, 2010

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Milk Thistle is an herb, which can be very powerful, when it comes to liver problems. In Germany the hospitals give it to patients who consumed the death cap mushroom. The research done over the last 40 years in Europe found the active ingredient Silymarin to help the liver to produce new cells and protect them from harm. Many herbalists here use it as an antidote for all kind of poisonings. Some parrot owners used them in cases of fatty liver in birds. And a vet should always be consulted, when your bird is sick. When your vet tested for liver problems, you might want to consult with him/her about the option of using silymarin. Or you find a holistic vet who can help you with the right herbs.


But this powerful herb is also a treat for birds. I have not seen one parrot, which does not love the seeds. They are part of my regular parrot food. My birds get a few times a week ½ of an ounce. For the parrots milk thistle seeds are a treat and I know they keep their liver healthy.

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