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Milk thistle AAH LG

Silybum marianum is a member of the daisy family (Asteraceae) and is native to the Mediterranean.
Formulations made with milk thistle seed are used to address biliary digestive complaints, toxic liver damage, and supportive treatment in chronic inflammatory liver disease and hepatic cirrhosis.

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Please enjoy this information on milk thistle made available through the generosity of Euromed’s adoption.

Milk thistle AAH




Additional ABC Milk Thistle Resources 


Milk thistle monograph from The ABC Clinical Guide to Herbs.


Milk thistle fruit monograph from Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs.


Milk thistle fruit monograph from The Complete German Commission E Monographs—Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines.


HerbClip reviews


Effect of Milk Thistle Extracts and Isolated Constituents on CYP3A Enzyme Activity, HC# 111354-493, March 31, 2014


Pharmacokinetics and Antioxidant Activity of Silymarin Flavonolignans. HC# 111363-493, March 31, 2014


Silymarin Modulates Immune Markers in Patients with β-thalassemia Major. HC# 061363-484, November 15, 2013


Hepatitis C Interferon Treatment Non-responder Patients also Do Not Respond to Milk Thistle (60% Silymarin) Treatment. HC# 081231-456, September 14, 2012


Milk Thistle Flavonolignan Plasma Levels Greater in Patients with Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease than in Those with Hepatitis C. HC# 111162-443, February 29, 2012


Silymarin's Molecular Targets for Cancer Treatment and Prevention: a Review. HC# 021026-404, July 15, 2010


Intravenous Silibinin Is Clinically Proven Effective in the Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis C Non-responsive to Standard Antiviral Combination Therapy. HC# 021022-402, June 15, 2010


Oral Silymarin Is Proven Effective in β-Thalassemic Major Patients under Conventional Chelation Therapy. HC# 021024-401, May 31, 2010


Silymarin Enhances Symptomatic Improvements in Acute Hepatitis. HC# 070591-382, August 14, 2009


Milk Thistle: Review for Veterinary Medicine. HC# 120322-230, April 15, 2003


Review of Milk Thistle Extract for Liver Therapy. HC# 062391-168, January 15, 2000




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