What Is Milk Thistle?
Milk thistle is a herb that has been used for centuries in traditional medicinal practices. It is most commonly used to treat liver problems, such as inflammation or cirrhosis caused by excessive drinking, infections (bacterial or viral), and other conditions that are believed to cause liver damage (or are a direct result of liver damage).
Does Milk Thistle Supplement Help Your Liver?
Milk thistle, also known as silymarin, is a natural herbal remedy that has been used for centuries to help people with liver problems, such as fatty liver disease.
Milk thistle contains active compounds that are able to protect the liver from inflammation, and free radicals, and can promote cell repair. Some research also indicates it may be protective against chemical and industrial toxins.
Milk Thistle appears to also be beneficial for lowering bad or “LDL” cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. The supplement seems well tolerated even in long-term use.