St Mary's Thistle
Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) also known as St Mary’s thistle is native to southern Europe, southern Russia, Asia Minor, and northern Africa. Historically, people have used milk thistle for liver disorders, such as hepatitis and cirrhosis, and gallbladder problems. It contains the flavonoid silymarin, which is thought to be responsible for many of its beneficial effects, including liver protection and antioxidant, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties.
Silymarin, is a group of compounds (silibinin, silidianin and silicristin), which work together to provide multiple health benefits.
Milk thistle liver benefits include its ability to aid normal liver function and may help protect liver cells. It has antioxidant activity. It also supports regeneration of liver cells.
The antioxidant actions of Milk thistle’s constituents silymarin and silybin, are known to help protect the liver from toxins, including the effects of alcohol. Not only has silymarin been found to increase glutathione (a powerful antioxidant that is crucial for liver detoxification), but it also may help to regenerate liver cells.
Not only is silymarin used to treat alcoholic liver disease, acute and chronic viral hepatitis and toxin-induced liver diseases, but this powerful compound has been shown in animal studies to reduce liver injury caused by a number of drugs and environmental toxins,
Milk thistle also has potential anti-cancer and anti-diabetes benefits and supports kidney, brain and heart health.
Milk thistle supplements are available as milk thistle tablets, capsules and as a liquid milk thistle extract. Milk thistle dosage will depend on the person and the presenting ailment.
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