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Hey J-lo,
since you’re an amateur herbalist, thought I’d run this by you:
I just bought the milk thistle- whole seed (mountain rose herbs- they’re usually pretty good, so I assume it is ok quality). I ground it up, and for the last 5 days I’ve taken about 1/2 tsp per day with food. No major reactions- but I did get a couple acne cysts on my forehead. Although I do suffer from acne, it’s been better lately and I never get cysts on my forehead. So I’m thinking the milk thistle is responsible.
Any idea if this reaction indicates I have an intolerance to the milk thistle? Or does it just mean it is working like it should to help my liver?
I know I’m only 5 days in, but I don’t want to keep taking it if it’s just adding to my inflammation if I’m intolerant/allergic to it. I just had my dose today and about 30 mins later the cysts started to each a bit. Could be random or in my head tho…

As far as I know, I don’t have a ragweed allergy- which I know can be related to milk thistle.