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2007-04-28 06:00:10

By Pradhan, S C; Girish, C Silymarin, a flavonolignan from 'milk thistle' (Silybum marianum) plant is used almost exclusively for hepatoprotection and amounts to 180 million US dollars business in Germany alone. In this review we discuss about its safety, efficacy and future uses in liver diseases. The use of silymarin may replace the polyherbal formulations and will avoid the major problems of standardization, quality control and contamination with heavy metals or bacterial toxins....

2005-12-26 08:27:34

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Milk thistle, an herbal remedy used worldwide for liver disease, does not appear to be effective, and there is not enough evidence to conclude that it is safe, an international team of researchers has concluded. "We can't see beneficial effects, we can't exclude harmful effects, and in order to know more we need to do more randomized trials to find out do they actually help," Dr. Christian Gluud of Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark,...


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