Sep 15, 2019
Milk thistle is a common roadside plant characterized by prickly leaves and a tufted flowering top. It is related to the artichoke and has been used as a food throughout recorded history. Its use as a tonic for a variety of conditions dates back at least as far the fourth century BC. Pliny the Elder in the first century recommended the use of milk thistle to improve the flow of bile.
Milk thistle extract is a kind of flavonoids extracted from silyum manianum fruit. As an unique herb, it contains a natural compound called silymarin. Silymarin nourishes the liver like no other nutrient currently known. The liver acts as the body's filter constantly cleansing to protect you from toxins. Over time, these toxins can accumulate in the liver. Milk Thistle's potent antioxidant properties and rejuvenating actions help keep the liver strong and healthy.
Milk Thistle Extract has the function of detoxification, reducing the blood fat, benefiting the gallbladder, protecting the brain and removing the free radical of body. It shows the greatest promise in repairing and preventing liver damage such as results from chronic alcoholism or hepatitis. Milk thistle is most effective on less severe forms of liver damage. In clinical trials, milk thistle appears to be well tolerated in recommended doses. Milk thistle can produce allergic reactions, which tend to be more common among people who are allergic to plants in the same family, for example, ragweed, chrysanthemum, marigold,and daisy. Milk thistle may lower blood sugar levels. People with
diabetes or hypoglycemia, or people taking drugs or supplements that affect blood sugar levels, should use caution.