Milk thistle

Top 7 benefits of Milk thistle

Milk thistle, scientific name Silybum marianum, has been used medicinally for over 2,000 years, most commonly for the treatment of liver and gallbladder disorders.

Here are the top 7 benefits

  • Liver detoxification

Naturally reversing the harmful effects of alcohol consumption, pesticides in our food supply, heavy metals in our water supply, pollution in the air we breathe in, and even poisons

  • Protects against cancer

Milk thistle seeds are a high source of the antioxidant flavonoid called silymarin. Silymarin is associated with decreasing the risk for cancer development by boosting the immune system, fighting DNA damage, and reversing cancerous tumor growth

  • Lowers high cholesterol

It helps lower high cholesterol levels by lowering inflammation, cleaning the blood and preventing oxidative stress damage within the arteries

  • Controls or prevents diabetes

The valuable effect of antioxidants found in milk thistle has been reported in experimental and clinical studies to help decrease blood sugar levels in insulin-resistant patients

  • Prevents gallstones

It purify the body of metabolic waste, thereby regulating the function of the gall bladder, in addition to the kidneys and spleen

  • Boosts skin health

It is considered to be a potent inhibitor of UV-induced oxidative stress that can cause skin diseases like skin cancer

  • Has anti-aging effects

Because milk thistle’s antioxidants help prevent free radical damage throughout the body, and remove pollutants and waste from the blood and digestive tract, it can actually slow the aging process – both on the surface of your skin and also within your organs

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