Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)

Applications:Cirrhosis, hepatitis, diabetes, free radical protection, gallstones, chronic fatigue, jaundice, kidney congestion, liver damage, kidney disease, poisoning and psoriasis.
Scientific Updates:In experiments, silymarin, the primary component of milk thistle, was given to test subjects before a deadly mushroom amanita toxin was ingested. It was 100 percent effective in preventing liver toxicity. Studies have shown that taking milk thistle has resulted in a pronounced reduction of cholesterol in the bile which helps to prevent gallbladder disease. Recent studies point to milk thistle as a possible therapy for psoriasis.

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