Milk Thirtsle
Milk thistle  is a medicinal plant it has been used  for more than 2,000 years.  for treating jaundice ,liver and spleen diseases  .The seeds of the dried flowers are used as a medicine .The binomial name of this plant is silybum marianum belongs to the family of asteraceae.Milk thirtle is an anual or biennial herb ,has red and purple flowers and shiny pale green leaves with white veins .Originally a native of southern Europe through to Asia .now it is found in throughout the world .
It has other common names include cardus marianus, milk thistle, blessed milk thistle, Marian thistle, Mary thistle, Saint Mary’s thistle, Mediterranean milk thistle, variegated thistle and Scotch thistle.
The plant’s young (non-spiny) leaves and stems were once consumed as food in Europe.These seeds contain a bioflavonoid complex known as silymarin.
Three compounds make up the silymarin complex .that are  silibinin, silidianin, and silicristin.
Silibinin is the most active and is largely responsible for the medicinal powers of silymarin.
 Milk thistle seed extract helps to
  •  Regenerate healthy liver cells and boosts the organ’s ability to filter toxins from the blood. 
  •  Prevent and reduced the liver damage 
  • It helps to cures
  Chronic hepatitis ,Drug and alcohol induced liver damag
  • Acute viral hepatits Fatty liver, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease , 
  • Fibrosis and  Liver Cirrhosis
  • Hepatic toxicity caused by steroid usage
  • Environmental sensitivities and toxins
  • A medical condition that necessitates the use of hepatotoxic medication
  • Lowers  blood cholesterol levels,
  • Reduces the growth of cancer cells in breast, lung, colon, prostate, cervical and renal cancers
  • Functions as a therapeutic agent for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Improves blood sugar levels
  • Contains numerous anti-aging properties
  • Reduces cell damage caused by radiation and chemotherapy treatments
  • Supplements sunscreen protection and may be useful against multiple types of skin disease
  • Works as a free radical scavenger and powerful antioxidant
  • Reduces hot flashes and other related menopausal symptoms
  • Helps with intestinal / indigestion issues
  • Reduces the effects of death cap mushroom (Amanita phalloides) poisoning.
  • Milk thistle is available  in the form of  capsules, and liquids.
  •  Taking milk thistle products does not seem to cause any adverse effects either immediately or over the long term.
  • In homeopathic medicine mother tinctures are available in homeopathic shops in the name os  mariancardusus -q .It is avery powerful medicine for  treating liver diseases.
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