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Is it safe to get the real milk thistle plant and take the seeds and prepare them like a herbal tea as a liver tonic? Better than supplements?

No. Milk thistle has not been shown to be efficacious in a multicenter study funded by nih. Read more...
Milk thistle seeds. The active ingredient (silymarin) is not soluble in water -- so trying to make a tea from the seeds would not be effective. The seeds can be roasted or eaten raw, and can be ground. About 1/2 tablespoon a day sprinkled on food. Not sure that this is better than supplements, though, since your plant may or may not be organic. It's important! if you want tea, start with an alcohol extract. Read more...