Weed power: Milk thistle

Dioscorides, the Greek botanist-physician, in his Materia Medica identified the plant as a remedy for snakebite. Fast forward two millennia: In 2010, Iranian scientists reported that cortisol-lowering Milk Thistle shows promise as a therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder. A member of the daisy family, Milk Thistle is also given to under-lactating Read more…

Overview of silymarin

Silymarin is a substance extracted from Silybum Marianum (L.) Gaertn. and has been used as a therapeutic substance for the past 2,000 years. It is mainly used to treat liver diseases and appears to be fairly safe even in daily use.Reports in the scientific literature on the efficacy of silymarin Read more…

Research about the application of Silymarin

Silymarin and its components can protect cardiac microsomes and mitochondria from adriamycin-induced lipid peroxidation in rats, suggesting that silymarin can prevent adriamycin-mediated cardiotoxicity. Silymarin has been found in animal models to protect the heart from ischemia-reperfusion injury, possibly through preconditioning.Evidence seems to suggest that silymarin components reduce the activity of Read more…

Silymarin for liver

Silymarin is useful in helping reverse virally induced liver damage. It is effective in both acute and chronic viral hepatitis. In one study of acute viral hepatitis, patients treated with silymarin showed a definite therapeutic influence on the characteristic increased serum levels of bilirubin and liver enzymes compared with a Read more…

Clinical Research of Silymarin

Silymarin is a flavonolignans extracted from the milk thistle Silybum marianum (L.) gaernt.Silymarin has been shown to possess various pharmacological properties like hepatoprotective, antioxidant, antiinflammatory, anticancer, and cardioprotective activities. Although it has been proved by clinical trials that silymarin is safe at high doses (>1500 mg/day) in humans, pharmacokinetic studies Read more…