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Milk Thistle, Therapeutic Benefits
By: Biotechayur Pvt Ltd
Dr.Abhay Kumar Pati, CEO
Over the past forty years, intensive chemical, pharmacological and clinical research has confirmed the mechanisms of action and therapeutic value of milk thistle in a wide range of human liver-related and non-liver-related conditions.
Liver related conditions indicating the use of milk thistle are varied:
Chronic active hepatitis
Drug and alcohol induced liver damage
Acute viral hepatitis
Fatty liver, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
Fibrosis and Cirrhosis
Hepatic toxicity caused by steroid usage
Environmental sensitivities and toxins
A medical condition that necessitates the use of hepatotoxic medications
Milk thistle is most well-known for being a natural liver supporter and detoxifier. The liver constantly works hard to help defend us from toxins that are common in our everyday life, acting like a filter and removing harmful substances from the body.Milk thistle is shown to decrease, or even reverse, damage to the liver that's been caused by prescription medications, antibiotics, pollution, heavy metals and so on.
Liver Detoxification & Health
As a liver support and liver aid, milk thistle is a powerful detoxifier. It helps rebuild liver cells while removing toxins from the body that are processed through the liver. Milk thistle is effective at naturally reversing the harmful effects of alcohol consumption, pesticides in our food supply, heavy metals in our water supply, pollution in the air that we breathe in and even poisons!
The liver is actually our largest internal organ and is responsible for performing a number of essential detoxifying functions. The condition of our blood throughout our whole body is mostly reliant on the health of our liver. As a "blood purifier," the liver needs to actively clean the blood each and every day in order to support nearly every system within our body.
The liver helps remove harmful substances from our blood, aids in hormone production, detoxifies the body, releases glucose into the bloodstream in order to give our body steady energy and releases bile into our small intestine so fat can be absorbed from foods. You can see why poor liver function can create so many problems!
Milk thistle has been approved as a therapeutic treatment for various liver diseases, including fatty liver syndrome, damage from alcoholism, jaundice, psoriasis, hepatitis and others
Non-liver related benefits:
Lowers cholesterol levels, which benefits the heart
Reduces the growth of cancer cells in breast, lung, colon, prostate, cervical and renal cancers
Functions as a therapeutic agent for the prevention of Alzheimer's disease.
Improves blood sugar levels.
Contains numerous anti-aging properties.
Reduces cell damage caused by radiation and chemotherapy treatments.
Supplements sunscreen protection and may be useful against multiple types of skin disease.
Works as a free radical scavenger and powerful antioxidant.
Reduces hot flashes and other related menopausal symptoms.
Helps with intestinal / indigestion issues.
Reduces the effects of Deathcap mushroom (Amanita phalloides) poisoning.
Biotechayur, Dr.Abhay Kumar Pati