Silybin and silymarin--new effects and applications.

  title={Silybin and silymarin--new effects and applications.},
  author={Vladim{\'i}r Křen and Daniela Walterov{\'a}},
  journal={Biomedical papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacky, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia},
  volume={149 1},
This article aims to review critically literature published mainly within this millennium on the new and emerging applications of silymarin, the polyphenolic fraction from the seeds of Silybum marianum and its main component silybin. Silymarin and silybin used so far mostly as hepatoprotectants were shown to have other interesting activities as e.g., anticancer and canceroprotective. These activities were demonstrated in a large variety of illnesses of different organs as e.g., prostate, lungs… CONTINUE READING


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