Milk Thistle ( Silybum marianum ) Milk Thistle benefits Milk

  title={Milk Thistle ( Silybum marianum ) Milk Thistle benefits Milk},
  author={Milk Thistle and Silybum marianum},
  • Milk Thistle, Silybum marianum
  • Published 2011
The active ingredient, or liver-protecting compound in milk thistle is known as silymarin. This substance, which actually consists of a group of compounds called flavonolignands, helps repair liver cells damaged by alcohol and other toxic substances by stimulating protein synthesis. By changing the outside layer of liver cells, it also prevents certain toxins from getting inside. Silymarin also seems to encourage liver cell growth. It can reduce inflammation (important for people with liver… CONTINUE READING