Description. Milk Thistle is the best-researched herb in the world from the standpoint of known active constituents, proven pharmacological mechanisms of action, proven clinical effectiveness through dozens of controlled clinical studies and decades of experience, and an excellent safety record. Silymarin is an active ingredient; it is not a single component but a complex of chemicals. Milk Thistle is powerful in reconstruction of liver cells, it also is an antioxidant, and stimulates milk formation. The fruits also contain fixed oil (a combination of fatty acids that are solid at room temperature), mucilage, protein and taxifolin (a chemical with unknown significance). Milk Thistle has been used as a therapy for many illnesses since ancient times. Use. Milk Thistle Herb is used for functional disorders of the liver and gallbladder. It is considered especially helpful in cases jaundice, colitis, pleurisy, and diseases of the spleen. Milk Thistle is used by some for the treatment of dyspeptic symptoms, loss of appetite, liver and gall bladder complaints including inflammation of the gall bladder duct, toxic liver disease and hepatic cirrhosis. It helps reduce outbreaks of Psoriasis. The National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Nursing Research are also studying milk thistle, for cancer prevention and to treat complications in HIV patients.
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