Milk thistle can be found online at Vitacost.com, Amazon and Drugstore.com. This herbal supplement can also be purchased locally at most natural food stores. Milk thistle is a flowering herb that's related to the daisy flower and ragweed family of plants, states WebMD.
Vitacost.com offers milk thistle in their store brand in a variety of sizes and milligrams per serving in capsule form as well as in liquid form. The site offers Milk Thistle from a large selection of brands including Nature's Answer, Nature's Way, Jarrow Formulas, Solaray, Enzymatic Therapy, Genceautic Naturals and Twinlab. Amazon sells a myriad of milk thistle products in a variety of forms and sizes that include popular brands like Jarrow Formulas, Nature's Bounty, NOW Foods and Puritan's Pride. Drugstore.com sells 39 milk thistle products that include vegetarian capsules, liquid capsules and tablets in brands like Gaia Herbs, True Fit, Nature's Way and Kroeger Herb.
Milk thistle is used for liver problems like cirrhosis, jaundice, hepatitis and gallbladder disorders. It is claimed to provide help in lowering cholesterol levels and aid people with type 2 diabetes and cirrhosis of the liver. An active ingredient in milk thistle is silymarin which is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. While as of February 2015 it is unclear whether milk thistle has any medical benefits for the body, some research suggests milk thistle may aid patients with liver disease related to alcohol and with diabetes, WebMD claims.