Scientific name: Silybum marianum
Origin: Mediterannean, C Asia and Ethiopia
Medicinal use:Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated the importance of silymarin – the main biochemical component of milk thistle – as a hepatoprotective agent (it protects the liver from external agents), due to its ability to stimulate the detoxifying effect of liver cells. In addition, it can increase the synthesis of the protein hepatocytin, thereby promoting the regeneration of liver tissue.
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