silibinin

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silibinin

One of two major constituents of silymarin (silibinins A and B), the main extract of milk thistle (Silybum marianum seeds), which have hepatoprotective effects (e.g., against Amanita phalloides (deathcap mushroom) poisoning) and anti-cancer activity (in animal models) against prostate adenocarcinoma, breast carcinoma cells, cervical carcinoma cells, colon cancer and both small and non-small lung carcinomas. It may also be useful for cirrhosis and type-2 diabetes.
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In addition, silymarin-type drugs like legalon have been used for the treatment of acute hepatitis and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in patients (El-Kamary et al.
Al tratamiento ya aplicado se le anadio un protector hepatico como es el Legalon [R] (Silimarina) 1 capsula, 3 veces/dia.
Protective effect of Legalon in workers exposed to organic solvents.
Silymarin was provided in bulk by Madaus GmbH (Cologne, Germany) with the same quality and purity (using 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine method [DNPH]) as in their commercial product, Legalon [R] (Wagner et al.