Milk Thistle Seed Extract - Silybum Marianum - Alcohol Free
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Milk Thistle Seed Extract 100% ALCOHOL FREE Introduction Silybum marianum, colloquially identified as Carduus marianus, known as Milk Thistle, is an Annual or Biannual plant of the Asteraceae family. This fairly typical Thistle has red to purple flowers and shiny pale green leaves with white veins. Originally a native of...
Milk Thistle Seed Extract
100% ALCOHOL FREE
Silybum marianum, colloquially identified as Carduus marianus, known as Milk Thistle, is an Annual or Biannual plant of the Asteraceae family. This fairly typical Thistle has red to purple flowers and shiny pale green leaves with white veins. Originally a native of Southern Europe through to Asia, it is now found throughout the world. The medicinal parts of the plant are the ripe seeds.
In Herbalism, it is used in cases of Liver diseases (Cirrhosis, Jaundice and Hepatitis), Gallbladder disease, and is claimed to protect the liver against poisons. Silibinin (syn. silybin, sylimarin I) is a hepatoprotective (antihepatotoxic), antioxidant (radical-scavenging agent), thus stabilizing and protecting the membrane lipids of the hepatocytes (liver cells). Silicristin inhibits the enzymes peroxidase and lipoxygenase. Silidianin is a plant growth regulator. A 2000 study of such claims by the AHRQ concluded that "clinical efficacy of milk thistle is not clearly established". However a more recent study did show activity against liver cancer cells in vitro. A 2005 Cochrane Review considered thirteen randomized clinical trials which assessed milk thistle in 915 patients with alcoholic and/or hepatitis B or C virus liver diseases. They question the beneficial effects of milk thistle for patients with alcoholic and/or hepatitis B or C virus liver diseases and highlight the lack of high-quality evidence to support this intervention. Cochrane concluded that more good quality randomized clinical trials on milk thistle versus placebo are needed.
Its potent extract is used in medicine under the name silymarin (a flavonolignane complex consisting of silibinin A and B/silybin/silymarin I, isosilibinin A and B, silicristin/silymarin II, silidianin). Silibinin is used against poisoning by amanitas, such as the Death Cap (Amanita phalloides) as well as in cerebral edema and acute hepatitis therapy.
Milk thistle has been grown as a medicinal plant in monastery gardens since ancient times. The seed is the part of the plant used medicinally. Silybum marianum extract has antifungal effects, preventing the growth of dermatophyte more than saprophyte fungi. One pilot study showed that milk thistle may be as effective as fluoxetine in treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
* Double HydroGlycerine *
* Extraction of Milk Thistle Seed *
* Distilled Water *
* Pure Vegetable Glycerine (Kosher) *
Shake Well, Take 2 droppers full (2ml), under the tongue 3 times daily or as desired.
Refrigerate after opening. Keep out of reach children.