Milk Thistle Leaf has been used for centuries in various parts of the world to improve a variety of bodily functions and ailments. Milk thistle leaf aids in liver detoxification, may lower cholesterol, and may aid in controlling diabetes.
“Milk thistle (Silybum marianum, family-Compositae) is widespread throughout the world. Milk thistle’s common name comes from the white markings on the leaves and its milky white sap used traditionally by nursing mothers to increase milk. Milk thistle appears to be safe and have multiple health benefits on various liver conditions viz; liver cirrhosis, alcoholic hepatitis, alcoholic fatty liver, liver poisoning, and viral hepatitis. Primary chemical constituents of Milk Thistle include flavolignans (silymarin), tyramine, histamine, gamma linoleic acid, essential oil, mucilage, and bitter principle.”
Kaur, Ajit Kiran, and A. K. Wahi, et al. “Milk Thistle (Silybum Marianum): A Review.” in Internation Journal of Pharma. Research & Development – Online (IJPRD). Vol. 3, Issue 3, April 2011.
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