Comment: Milk Thistle for the liver (Silybum marianum)

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Milk Thistle for the liver (Silybum marianum)

Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) is good for your liver. You can actually grow this herb easily, but it's much easier to buy the supplements than harvest the quantity of seeds you'd need to take it regularly. It's an interesting looking plant, but has vicious thorns. It's recommended for people with hepatitis C and some other liver problems.

"Milk thistle contains a group of bioflavonoids, collectively referred to as silymarin, produced from the seeds of the thistle. The most active of the group has been identified as silybin. Silymarin protects the liver from damage by preventing toxins from attaching to the liver cells and by neutralizing free radicals. It is used in the treatment of toxic-mushroom poisoning, cirrhosis and hepatitis."