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  • n. A mixture of flavonolignans extracted from the blessed milk thistle (Silybum marianum), used as a source of silibinin.


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  • It contains a substance called silymarin, which is used to treat toxic liver damage, and is used as a supportive treatment in chronic inflammatory liver disease and hepatic cirrhosis.

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  • A: The evidence is still fairly scant by scientific standards, but it does appear that milk thistle - or, really, one of its components, which goes by the name silymarin - can and does shield liver cells from assaults as varied as acetaminophen overdose and cleaning fluids. - News :

  • Scientific analysis of Milk Thistle shows that it contains a flavonoid complex called silymarin, which is largely responsible for the medical benefits of this herb.

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  • Milk thistle contains a flavonoid called silymarin, which has been shown to have a direct effect on liver cells.

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  • J Ethnopharmacol 2000; 71: 193-200.) (Sylibum marianus) contains a flavonoid complex called silymarin, which is largely responsible for the therapeutic benefits of this herb.

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  • Laboratory research and clinical studies indicate that an extract of milk thistle called silymarin can give humans and animals some protection from the toxic liver effects of drinking alcohol.

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  • Nature's premier herbal liver tonic, milk thistle is a natural source of a powerful antioxidant flavonoid known as silymarin, which has specific protective benefits for liver tissues.

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  • Milk thistle seeds extract contains active compound flavonolignans known as silymarin, which contain silybinin, isosilybinin, silychristin and silydianin.


  • Milk thistle (silymarin) has long been used in liver disease and helps boost glutathione levels.

    Mark Hyman, MD: Glutathione: The Mother of All Antioxidants

  • The active ingredients are a group of bioflavonoids collectively called silymarin.

    Leo Galland, M.D.: Why You Need to Detoxify 24 Hours a Day


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