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April 30, 2012

9 Health Benefits of Milk Thistle

by Heal Thyself!









The Amazing Power of Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum):

  1. Silibinin, a compound found within milk thistle, is well tolerated and shows a substantial antiviral effects against hepatitis C.
  2. Silibinin, a flavonoid found within milk thistle seed, inhibits prostate cancer cell growth.
  3. Silymarin (Milk Thistle extract) has anticancer effects against prostate cancer cells.
  4. Silibinin, a compound found within milk thistle seed, causes cell cycle arrest and induces programmed cell death in human colon cancer cells.
  5. Silymarin (milk thistle) may be safe and effective in improving symptoms of acute clinical hepatitis.
  6. Silymarin (from milk thistle) is well-tolerated and improves the condition of patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis.
  7. Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) compares favorably with fluoxetine in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  8. Silymarin has anti-inflammatory activity superior to the drugs piroxicam and meloxicam in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee.
  9. The combination of silymarin and S-MSM can be useful in managing symptoms and condition of rosacea.


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