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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
Milk Thistle
MEDICINAL USE
Research has shown that it promotes the regeneration of diseased liver cells and protects them against some poisons. This gives it a role in any chronic liver disease and especially those due to alcohol, drug, or dietary abuse. It will also aid in gall bl
Milk Thistle
Silybum marianum
Antioxidant, Antiviral, Detox, Hepatic, Demulcent, Immunostimulatory, Nervine, Trophorestorative
COMBINES WITH
Burdock, Rhodiola, Yarrow, Turmeric,
WARNINGS
Though rare some adverse effects have been reported (sweating, abdominal cramps, diarrhea).
PREPARATION
Tincture: (1:1, 60%), 5-10ml QD. Crushed fruit: 80-200mg TID. Infusion: 1/2 tsp/cup, infuse 15 min, 1/2 cup TID. Standardized extract: (80% silymarin), 175-600mg QD. Note: taking with lecithin promotes silymarin absorption, and seeds need to be cracked wi