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How To Make Milk Thistle Extract

In the days of ancient medicine, every herb had to be made into a tea or paste of some sort to be consumed for its healthy benefits. This is true for milk thistle as well.  

When it’s purplish flower starts to die and wither away, the seeds that are left in it contain silymarin, the vital ingredient that provides the best kind of detoxification for your liver. Would you like to know how to make milk thistle extract and how to use it for these kinds of healthy benefits?

Most of us do not have a clue how to make homemade medicinal remedies. What would you do with milk thistle seeds once you have harvested them from the dying plant?

Would you just eat them like they are? Are you supposed to boil them in water? Do you add any other kinds of ingredients to make the seeds more beneficial?

How to Make Milk Thistle Extract

1. The first step you will want to to do when making milk thistle extract is gather the seeds from the dead flower. Put these seeds into a grinder or a blender. Ground them into fine bits.

2. For the next step, you are going to need 100 proof medicinal alcohol. Vodka and brandy will work as well as long as they are 100 proof in alcohol volume. Many people use white kitchen vinegar in the place of the alcohol.

3. Use three quarters of one cup of your ground milk thistle seeds and place them into a glass jar that holds a pint. Add one cup of the alcohol or vinegar plus one cup of water.

4. Shake the mixture up well and store in a dark, cool place for at least 6 weeks.

5. Keep an eye on it to make sure the seeds are always under the liquid mixture to prevent molding.

The Best Way to Get Milk Thistle

While making your own tinctures is great, the best advice I have for those who want the benefits of herbal extracts is to choose the best multivitamin brand that has these extracts in it.

Aside from silymarin are alfalfa, turmeric, bacopa, and ginger extracts that are going to help you on the road of excellent health.

There have been many advances in nutritional science that show that when you blend many ingredients together in the proper way, the health benefits can be enhanced many times over.

Learning how to make milk thistle extract is great, but the best and safest way to get what you need for your liver from this natural ingredient is to make sure it is in your multivitamin supplement.


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Thistle Kensington Gardens Appoints New General Manager

London, England (PRWEB) December 19, 2010

Thistle Hotels has announced the appointment of Paul Knightley as general manager of the four star Thistle Kensington Gardens. Already an established general manager within the Thistle group, Knightley makes the move from its Hyde Park property to oversee the multi-million pound refurbishment of Thistle Kensington Gardens. 

Knightley has worked for Thistle for over 10 years and progressed through several roles in the business, starting as a trainee in the finance department and working his way up to his current role as general manager. In this new role, he will be responsible for taking Thistle Kensington Gardens through its multi-million pound refurbishment and re-launching it to the London market.

The significant investment will transform the hotel into a relaxing and stylish base for business and leisure guests. With all deluxe and executive rooms overlooking Hyde Park, guests can enjoy the luxury of outstanding views while just being a short distance from London’s bustling West End. 

The enhancement includes all of the hotel’s public rooms – the entrance, restaurant, bar and reception – and its 175 bedrooms. The project is already fully underway with the entrance, bar, restaurant and two floors due to be completed in the first week of December. The remaining floors will be refurbished throughout the first half of next year with completion expected in August 2011.

Paul commented: “This is an exciting time for Thistle Kensington Gardens and I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to oversee the hotel’s transformation into a contemporary base for visitors to London. I’m looking forward to catapulting the hotel into a new chapter and revealing its new identity to guests.”


Simon Farr, regional operations director, Thistle Hotels, added: “We’re investing significantly in the refurbishment of Thistle Kensington Gardens, transforming it into a stylish London destination. It is ideally located for business and leisure travellers wanting to be near to the city centre, without being deep in the hustle and bustle and this refurbishment will help firmly position Thistle as a force in London’s business and leisure sector, placing it firmly on the London map.”

The refurbishment of Thistle Kensington Gardens is further evidence of Thistle’s ongoing and significant investment in its properties. Since 2008, Thistle has invested £100 million, transforming its entire portfolio into modernised, individual properties with a contemporary look and feel.

About Thistle:

Thistle Hotels is part of Guoman Hotel Management (UK) Limited which operates a number of UK Hotels (http://www.thistle.com/en/index.html). Thistle has 33 hotels across the country, many in superb city centre locations, including eleven London Hotels (http://www.thistle.com/en/group/find_a_hotel.html?searchby=city&city=London) which include hotels near Hyde Park (http://www.thistle.com/en/hotels/united_kingdom/london/thistle_hyde_park/index.html), Olympic hotels (http://www.thistle.com/en/group/olympic_hotels/index.html) and Kensington hotels (http://www.thistle.com/en/hotels/united_kingdom/london/thistle_kensington_gardens/index.html) With a selection of restaurants and a choice of excellent health and leisure facilities, Thistle has something to offer everyone.

Thistle Hotels is the first hotel group to achieve Hospitality Assured accreditation, across its entire UK portfolio. Created by the Institute of Hospitality, the Hospitality Assured standard measures the quality within customer facing businesses across the hospitality, tourism and leisure industry.

PR contact:

Kymberley Hill

Head of Public Relations

Guoman & Thistle Hotels

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Cool Thistle Hyde Park Hotel images

A few nice Thistle Hyde Park Hotel images I found:

London Thistle Hyde Park Hotel
Thistle Hyde Park Hotel
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Hotel with unique blend of Victorian grandeur. Lancaster Gate London W2 3NR.

Karen in the Opulent Lobby of the Thistle Victoria
Thistle Hyde Park Hotel
Image by J. Stephen Conn
On our honeymoon to Great Britain we chose this hotel for the London portion of our trip because of it’s convenience. It is directly connected to the Victoria mainline railway station, with links to Gatwick Airport and the national rail system. We also loved the traditional British elegance is this fine 364 room hotel.

The hotel’s ammenities include the popular Harvard Bar, The Grosvenor Lounge, and a good restaurant, Christopher’s at Victoria, where we enjoyed the breakfast buffet on two mornings. It is also in easy walking distance to Bunkingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Hyde Park and many other points of interest.