milk thistle

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A herb used for cirrhosis, cholecystitis, hepatitis, possibly related to its content of a flavonoid derivative, silymarin. Milk thistle has been used as an appetite stimulant, a digestive tonic, for mushroom poisoning and, topically, for psoriasis
Toxicity Milk thistle should not be used in those with liver disease
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Researchers are now finding how milk thistle can protect against metabolic syndrome, guard against fatty liver disease, and neutralize the hepatitis C virus.
The Potent Liver-Protection Effects of Milk Thistle Extract
The effect of supplementation of ZnO and milk thistle on the FCR in broiler is given in Table II.
(2014) also found an improvement in the germination potential of milk thistle seeds under saline conditions due to application of salicylic acid as priming agent.
The most important characteristics of the Milk thistle that measured are: Proline content, oil yield, oil percentage, silybin and Silymarin percentage.
Effect of oral administration with burdock roots, and milk thistle seeds and forssk flowers on serum glucose level & HBa1C of diabetic rats
Four small, placebo-controlled RCTs of fenugreek, milk thistle, and safflower oil found statistically and clinically significant reductions in HbA1c, but all these studies were of poor quality with unclear methods of randomization, threats to blinding, and a lack of baseline demographics.
Taking milk thistle, a natural remedy known to help cleanse the liver and ease the symptoms of overindulgence, allows the liver to detox and your skin to glow!
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American actress Suzanne Somers responded to the plea advising her to take 4 milk thistle after returning home following drinking.