While the seeds are most frequently used to make teas, tinctures and infusions, they can also be as food. In fact, the seeds, with a flavor profile similar to flax, contain up to 25% protein. Try adding whole milk thistle seeds to salads, shakes and smoothies, cereals and breads.
||Use the lightly crushed seeds to prepare tinctures for topical use.
||Toast to use in salads or snacks, or roast to brew an alternative coffee beverage. The seeds may also be eaten raw.
||Due to potential hormonal effects, do not use this herb without medical supervision if you have a history of prostate cancer, breast cancer or other hormone-driven disease.