How and when to take milk thistle

How and when to take milk thistle

Milk thistle is a panacea for our liver: it protects it, repairs it, purifies it. Periodically, especially in the change of seasons, it is a useful remedy to keep our liver function in balance.

How and when to take milk thistle

Sylibum Marianum is the botanical name of milk thistle and its active ingredient, of great interest in the herbal field, is silymarin .

What is milk thistle used for?

This remedy is indicated to help the liver and liver function in general.

> Silymarin acts as a protector on liver cells, inhibits the oxidation processes caused by free radicals, intercepts them and cancels their activity.

> Milk thistle is able to stimulate the production of new liver cells through protein synthesis, with a beneficial regenerating effect .

> It also acts as an “antidote” from poisoning by toxic substances such as poisonous mushrooms, insecticides, pesticides which are harmful to the liver and its functionality.

> It is introduced as an adjunct to pharmacological treatments against forms of hepatitis A, B and C.

> It is also effective in synergy with drugs in the treatment of liver cirrhosis and helps to lower transaminase values.

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How to take milk thistle

We can find milk thistle for phytotherapeutic purposes in the form of dry extract titrated in silymarin or in hydroalcoholic extract in herbalist shops and pharmacies .

> The dry extract can be taken in a daily dose of 200 mg, divided into two doses before main meals.

> The hydroalcoholic extract can be taken 2 or 3 times a day before meals, 30 drops in a little water.

When milk thistle is useful

Milk thistle is a remedy indicated in case of liver purification , in the change of seasons, especially in spring. In conditions in which one is subjected to toxic pollution sources, milk thistle is a very effective purifier.

> It is useful in case of skin problems, such as impurities, oily skin, acne .

It also works very well in synergy with burdock because both help cell turnover, the purification of the organism from the inside which is then reflected on the epidermis.

> In case of liver diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, steatosis, milk thistle acts as an adjuvant to pharmacological treatments.

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