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Milk Thistle, Silybum marianum

Family:

Asteraceae

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By H. Zell [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By H. Zell [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Isidre blanc [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Medicinal Garden information:

May be beneficial in the treatment of diabetes

May be beneficial in the treatment of diabetes. The silymarin constituent of milk thistle seems to decrease insulin resistance and reduce blood glucose and lipid levels in patients with diabetes.

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May be effective in treatment of liver disorders and heartburn

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Significantly decreases the severity of allergy symptoms.

Milk thistle can decrease the severity of allergy symptoms; Silymarin, the active constituent of milk thistle seed, consisits of four flavonolignans.

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