What is Milk Thistle?
Milk Thistle, also known as Silybum Marianum, is a herbal flower known for its liver protecting remedies. Milk Thistle contains silymarin which is composed of complex isomer flavonolignans: silybin, silydianin, and silychristin. Milk Thistle is said to have antioxidant, anti-inflammation, anti-fibrotic activity, and liver detoxification effects.
Researchers have undergone extensive research trying to decipher Milk Thistle’s framework. Only a handful of results and confirmations have yet determined the exact mechanisms in treating alcoholic liver diseases, acute and chronic hepatitis and toxin-induced liver problems. Milk Thistle should not be used as a personal cure to treat liver disease, but nonetheless a great supplementary herb to improve liver function. (1)