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Milk Thistle Benefits

Monday, 28 Feb 2011 04:51 PM

Milk thistle, a herb that grows in sunny, dry regions, has multiple medicinal properties. Milk thistle helps treat various diseases and pathological conditions in the body. It is a versatile herb that has been used by natives of the Mediterranean region for many years.
Silymarin, a component of milk thistle, helps protect the liver from damage caused by various toxins, viruses, alcohol, etc. Milk thistle helps in the treatment of liver cirrhosis and jaundice. Silymarin also lowers the level of cholesterol in the body. The strong antioxidant property of Silymarin is helpful for the treatment of cancer. It is believed that milk thistle inhibits the growth of carcinogenic cells.
Milk thistle also helps in treating various skin conditions like acne and eczema by purifying the blood. Milk thistle is believed to stimulate bile flow and is therefore used in the treatment of various gall bladder diseases.
Milk thistle does not have any specific side effects, but it is always better to consume this herb after consulting a physician.

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