Milk Thistle, Silybum marianum
Parts used: Seeds.
Constituents: Flavolignans, Flavonoids, Bitters, Amines, Polyacetylenes.
Actions: Hepatoprotective, Digestive tonic, Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, Galactagogue, Prophylactic effect.
Indications:
Alcohol abuse, hepatitis, fatty liver, cirrhosis, jaundice.
Poor digestion due to liver dysfunction, gall stones, to lower cholesterol and LDL`s, increases growth of Kupffer cells.
Environmental toxins, ovarian/breast/skin cancer, oral contraceptive pill, protects the skin against UV-rays.
Inhibits prostaglandin, cardiac oedema, varicose ulcers/veins.
Hypotension, amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea.
Herbal extract: 30-60mL per week.
Energetics: Warm, pungent, dry, bitter. Dosha: PK- V+.
Meridians: liver, heart.
Contraindications: None, contains Salicylate 50µg per mL.