Hi, my name is Dr Kim Makoi. I'm a Holistic Chiropractor from San Fransisco, California. And this is when to take Milk Thistle. Milk Thistle is an herb also known as Sili Marianum. And it is used to treat liver stress. Before taking any kind of herb. Especially if you're taking it for a medicinal purpose. You want to make sure to consult with your medical doctor or a licensed herbalist. To make sure that it's going to be safe for you. Some of the conditions that Milk Thistle is used for, are things people who have had Hepatitis. People who've had viral conditions. Or people who've had some liver damage from alcohol use. These are things all things that can be helped to some degree using herbs such as Milk Thistle. Some of the other things that you may not realize may also be signs of liver stress. Are things such as allergies. Especially, chronic allergies and also changes in your mood. If you notice, you're becoming more irritable, depressed, angry, frustrated. These are all things that will tend to increase as liver stress increases. And your liver is located under your, under the ribs. The lower ribs on the right side of your rib cage. So sometimes some tenderness or tightness in that area is another sign that you may have some liver stress. And that is when you use Milk Thistle.