Name : Milk thistle
Latin name : Carduus marianus
Species: Silybum marianum
Habitat: Southern Europe, Western Asia, North Africa, Australia and North America.
Organ involved: liver
Effects: hepatoprotective, hepatic drainer, cholagogue, protects the liver, stimulates bile secretion.
Indications: bellyache, hepatitis, cirrhosis, gallstones, liver problems, alcohol abuse, gallbladder disorders
Side effects: allergies to active ingredients,
very rarely -> nausea, diarrhea
Contraindications: pregnancy, children under 6 years old.
Parts used: seeds which are the fruits
Galenic forms: in the form of drops, capsules, powder, seeds, tincture, herbal tea mother (decoction).
Posted in March 2023
Sources: Creapharma / Wikipedia
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