Milk thistle. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Milk thistle (Silybum marianum)
Milk thistle is a plant that has the largest number of scientific research. Its fruit contains silybin, silcristina, silidanina, three substances that form a complex known as silymarin hepatoprotective.

Properties of Milk Thistle
* Silymarin from milk thistle acts directly against the cells of the liver, regenerating and fighting toxic substances such as alcohol and other liver toxic.
* It promotes the secretion of the gallbladder, so recommended in cases of liver failure or gallstones.
* It is a liver restorative. It is used successfully in the treatment of acute and chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver failure, anorexia, dyspepsia hiposecretora.
* Other uses of Milk Thistle include frequent nosebleeds and bleeding, flu, colds, cystitis, urolithiasis. This effect is due to milk thistle is a natural hemostatic what is used in case of nosebleeds and rules are very abundant.
* If fumaria is associated with an excellent effect is obtained by hepatic drainage.

Milk thistle. Contraindications
Do not prescribe dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.

Side effects of the Thistle Marinao
None known.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3
In its content in tyramine can precipitate hypertensive crisis in patients following antidepressant treatment.
As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

(0 = none, 1 = something toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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