Introduction of Milk Thistle Extract
Silybum marianum, also known as milk thistle, is an annual or biennial plant of the Asteraceae family,originally a native of Southern Europe through to Asia, and now found throughout the world. Standarized milk thistle seed extract, silymarin, contains a mixture of flavonolignans such as silibinin, isosilibinin, silicristin, silidianin and others, and is used most often for liver disorders, including liver damage caused by chemicals or alcohol, amanita phalloides mushroom poisoning, jaundice, chronic inflammatory liver disease, cirrhosis of the liver, chronic hepatitis, viral hepatitis and liver cancer. Milk thistle is also a remedy for loss of appetite, heartburn (dyspepsia) and gallbladder complaints. Other uses include: diabetes, hangover, diseases of the spleen, prostate cancer, malaria, depression, balancing cholesterol levels, uterine complaints, increasing breast milk flow, allergy symptoms, and starting menstrual flow.
Function of Milk Thistle Extract
1. Milk Thistle Extract is widely used in drug, health products, food and cosmetics.
2. Milk Thistle Extract has the functions of protecting liver cell membrane and improving the liver function.
3.Milk Thistle Extract has the function of detoxification, reducing the blood fat, benefiting the gallbladder, protecting the brain and removing the free radical of body.
4. Milk Thistle Extract has the function of radiation hardening, arteriosclerosis preventing, and skin-aging delaying.
Application of Milk Thistle Extract
1.In clinical trials, milk thistle appears to be well tolerated in recommended doses. Occasionally, people report various gastrointestinal side effects.
2.Milk thistle can produce allergic reactions, which tend to be more common among people who are allergic to plants in the same family (for example, ragweed, chrysanthemum, marigold, and daisy).
3.Milk thistle may lower blood sugar levels. People with diabetes or hypoglycemia, or people taking drugs or supplements that affect blood sugar levels, should use caution.
4.Tell all your health care providers about any complementary health practices you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health. This will help ensure coordinate and safe care.