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Milk Thistle / Silybum marianum / Carduus marianus syn. Silybum marianum / Mary Thistle / Silybum / Silymarin / Marian / St. Mary's / Our Lady's Thistle / Wild Artichoke Information

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Milk Thistle General Information
Milk Thistle Uses & Scientific Evidence For
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Milk Thistle General Information
Milk Thistle is a tall herb with prickly leaves and a milky sap. English gardeners at the turn of the century grew Milk Thistle as a source of food, using the spiny leaves as lettuce, the stalks like asparagus, the roasted seeds for coffee, and the roots (soaked overnight) as an oyster plant. The fruit is the part used for medicinal purposes. The small hard fruits are sometimes mistakenly called seeds but Milk Thistle seeds have no medicinal value. The fruit is known technically as achenes from which a feathery tuft or pappus has been remove and was mainly used for liver complaints. Early Europeans boiled and ate the leaves like artichokes and used them as a spring tonic after the winter months when people had been deprived of fresh vegetables. This plant was also used to increase breast-milk production, and was considered excellent for melancholy (depression), which they thought was associated with the liver. Milk Thistle has anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties, and even though the names are similar, Milk Thistle is an entirely different plant than Blessed Holy Thistle.

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Milk Thistle Uses & Scientific Evidence For
After medical research on the medicinal effects of Milk Thistle, Germany’s Commission E approved an oral extract of Milk Thistle as a treatment for liver disease which includes alcoholic hepatitis, fatty liver, mild liver cirrhosis, liver poisoning and acute viral hepatitis. It also can protect the liver from the effects of liver-toxic medications. Evidence has shown anticancer effects against breast and prostate cancer, and it is also recommended for gall bladder and psoriasis, though there is no conclusive evidence that it works for these conditions. When taken intravenously, silybinin, the potent and collective ingredient in Milk Thistle, is the only known antidote to poisoning by the deathcap mushroom, Amanita phalloides. There is no real equivalent in the world of conventional medicine for Milk Thistle.

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Milk Thistle Dosage Information
Milk Thistle comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. The common dosage of Milk Thistle is 200 mg 2 to 3 times a day of a standardized extract to contain 70% silymarin. When taking silymarin (the lesser form of Silybinin), bound to phosphatidylcholine, it should be taken at a dosage of 100 to 200 mg twice a day. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions.

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Milk Thistle Safety & Interaction Information
While Milk Thistle is believed to possess very little toxicity, given the severe nature of liver disease, it is essential to have a physician’s supervision. If you are taking oral contraceptives, Milk Thistle may reduce their effectiveness. Milk Thistle may provide some protection from the effects of medications that could damage the liver. Silymarin stimulates the liver and gall bladder and therefore may have mild laxative effect in some people, but it usually subsides within two to three days.




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