What is Silymarin?
Silymarin (Milk thistle) is a flowering herb related to the family of daisies and ragweeds, native to countries in the Mediterranean. Silymarin is a standardized milk thistle seed extract containing a mixture of Flavonolignans (Silybum Marianum). This medication is a herbal supplement that allows the liver function to be detoxified and preserved.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Silymarin is used to treat liver disorders, including acute and chronic viral hepatitis, toxin/drug-induced hepatitis, cirrhosis, and alcoholic liver diseases.
Silymarin is a herb known for its liver-protecting effects. Some studies have shown that milk thistle can help reduce insulin resistance, inflammation, and liver damage in people alone or in combination with vitamin E.
Mixed findings have resulted in medical studies on milk thistle and liver health. Studies suggest that Silymarin can help relieve inflammation and encourage the repair of cells. This can help relieve jaundice, cirrhosis, liver cancer, and fatty liver.
Some of the common side effects of Silymarin include Nausea, Diarrhea, Intestinal gas, Fullness or pain in the stomach, and Loss of appetite.
For dyspepsia and biliary system disorders, daily doses of 12 to 15 g of dried fruit, while an extract containing 200 to 400 mg/day of Silymarin is considered effective in various liver disorders.