Milk thistle has been used as a traditional remedy for over 2000 years. This herb protects the liver against toxins and has been used successfully to treat chronic liver diseases. It contains a class of plant compounds called flavonoids of which silymarin and silybin are the best studied. These compounds exert a substantial effect on protecting the liver from damage as well as enhancing optimum detoxification processes.
Milk thistle protects the liver against toxins and supports liver function including detoxification and regeneration. Milk thistle has also been shown to inhibit the growth of abnormal cells, protect healthy cells, and protect against chemotherapy-induced liver toxicity.
- Country of origin: China
- Starting material: Silybum marianum seed
- (Silybin 40% by HPLC)
- Plant-to-extract ratio: 30 – 35: 1
- Solvent for extraction: Water/ethanol
- Stored form: Yellowish-brown powder