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MILK THISTLE

MARIA DISTEL, Silybum marianum
Parts used: Seeds
Constituents: Flavolignans, Flavonoids, Bitters, Amines, Polyacetylenes
 
Actions Indications
Hepatoprotective Alcohol abuse, hepatitis, fatty liver, cirrhosis, jaundice, gall stones, to lower cholesterol and LDL’s, increases growth of Kupffer cells
Digestive tonic Poor digestion due to liver dysfunction
Antioxidant Environmental toxins, ovarian/breast/skin cancer, oral contraceptive pill, protects the skin against UV-rays
Anti-inflammatory Inhibits prostaglandin, cardiac oedema, varicose ulcers/veins
Galactagogue  
Prophylactic effect Hypotension, amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea
 
Herbal extract, 30-60mL per week
Energetics: Warming, pungent, dry, bitter
Meridians: liver, heart
Caution: Contains Salicylate 50 mcg. per mL
 
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