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An Ancient Herb
The Greek herbalist Dioscorides catalogued milk thistle in his list of healing plants for liver conditions, improving bile flow and stimulating digestion.* The Roman author Pliny was of a similar opinion. Indeed, milk thistle (Silybum marianum) extracts have been used as traditional herbal remedies for almost 2000 years and milk thistle is now extensively cultivated as a healing herb. This is especially true in Germany, where milk thistle is quite popular. Despite its distinctive prickly leaves and milky sap, milk thistle is sometimes confused with a different plant known as blessed or holy thistle (Cnicus benedictus).
Today, milk thistle extracts are among the most popular and the best researched of all herbs. Yet, this herb had largely become forgotten by the mid-20th Century. It was barely mentioned in the United States Dispensatory of 1947, and the most common folk use outside of Central Europe was to improve lactation.
Modern research has focused on bile production and liver function. German scientists have produced an extract called silymarin, which has a variety of liver-protectant properties.* The active principles normally constitute only 1-4 percent of the total plant, so it is necessary to concentrate the extract extensively to provide benefits. Jarrow Formulas Milk Thistle provides just such a potent concentrate.
Special Antioxidant Benefits
Silymarin refers to three active flavonoid components of milk thistle: primarily silybin with smaller amounts of silydianin and silychristin. This trio neutralizes toxins and improves liver function.* Its action rests primarily upon the ability to inhibit production and activity of hepatotoxic (liver toxic) compounds.* More recent evidence indicates that it benefits the health of several other organs as well.*
- EFFECTIVE MILK THISTLE: A highly concentrated, effective extract of Milk Thistle *
- HIGH STRENGTH: Supplies a Standardised 25:1 Extract Yielding 80% total flavonoids
- PROTECTS FROM ALCOHOL: Protects Liver from Toxins & Alcohol*
- LIVER PROTECTION: Demonstrates Liver-Protecting Benefits in Human Studies*
- HIGH IN ANTIOXIDANT: Possesses Antioxidant and Free Radical Scavenging Activity*
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
When should this medicine be taken before or after the meal . how much time before and after the meal ..?
For Milk thistle, using it on an empty stomach (at least 15 minutes before food) makes it work faster than after meals. If the person has a very sensitive liver and tends to over-react it is a very good idea to take it after meals to buffer reactions. Thank you, Team HealthyHey
Can you please precisely write how much silimarin (in Mg) is there in your 1 capsule ?
Hello, One serving will have 600mg of Silymarin. Thank you, Team HealthyHey
IT HAS ANY SIDE EFFECT IF TAKEN FOR LONG TIME
We usually recommend taking milk thistle for 12 week followed by 4 week break and restarting the cycle. Thank you