Milk thistle is the best researched herb for the treatment of liver diseases. It possesses protective and regenerating effects on liver inflammation, cirrhosis, fatty liver, enlarged or swollen liver, jaundice, biliary disease, gall bladder stones and spleen diseases. Also useful with liver cancer as well while under chemotherapy, due to its anticancer effect.
Its main ingredient is silymarin – a complex of different compounds, which together offer in liver regeneration and its protection.
This substance is in fact consists of a group of compounds called flavanolignanes. Silymarin is a complex of different compounds (A and B silybin, iso-A and B silybin, silicristin and silidianin), and contains flavonoids like kvercetola and taxifolin.
This active ingredient helps with the repair of liver cells damaged by alcohol and other toxic substances by stimulating protein synthesis.
It stimulates the growth of liver cells which can reduce inflammation (important for people with liver inflammation or hepatitis), and has antioxidant effects. Antioxidants protect body cells from damage caused by a chemical process called oxidation.
Milk thistle is a powerful antioxidant, even 10 times stronger than vitamins, which increases the levels of glutathione, which cleans the liver of a large spectrum of toxins, up to 35%. Preliminary medical studies indicate that silymarin could actively prevent the growth of prostate cancer cells.
Thistle protects the liver from the devastating effects of many medications, from the body releases chemicals, alcohol and heavy metals.
It protects liver cells smearing them with phytochemicals that heal damaged liver cells and protect healthy cells from possible damage.
In animal experiments, milk thistle reduced the liver damage caused by acetaminophen, radiation, carbon tetrachloride, environmental pollution and other toxic substances.
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Milk thistle was in 1986 approved as a treatment for liver disease and has since been widely used to treat alcoholic hepatitis, alcoholic fatty liver, cirrhosis and viral hepatitis.
The extract of milk thistle slows the deterioration of liver tissue and offers a regenerative effect. The chronic use of various medications, poor nutrition, exposure to hazardous chemicals, liver damage caused by synthetic and plant toxins, viral and autoimmune hepatitis states are difficulties that require a prolonged use of milk thistle.