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Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is an herb best known for its protective effects on the liver. It has been used in traditional medicine not only for liver and gallbladder disorders, but also for promoting breast milk production, addressing cancer, and protecting the liver from venom and other poisons. Milk thistle has also been used for neurological conditions for more than two thousand years.  

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The active ingredient of milk thistle is a mixture of plant compounds called silymarin, a standardized extract from the seeds. The most studied active constituent of silymarin is called silybin (or silibinin).

The constituents found in silymarin and milk thistle seed may: 

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