Simple Herbal Extracts | Milk Thistle


Milk Thistle

Botanical Name

Silybum marianum

Part Used




Traditional Information*

Milk Thistle contains silymarin flavonoid complex which is an antihepatotoxin used to prevent and treat liver damage from chemicals viruses, or mushroom poisoning. It is indicated for cirrhosis of the liver as well as nephrotoxicity, psoriasis and Hepatitis A,B,&C. Milk Thistle also acts as a cholagogue and a galactogogue. It combines well with Burdock seed for dry, scaly skin conditions

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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