November 19th, 2010
Of all of the ingredients in our Premium Detox 7 Day Comprehensive Cleansing Program Milk Thistle is one of the most widely prescribed medicinal plants throughout the world. It is mainly used to maintain a healthy liver and to treat various liver diseases. It has been used is Europe for centuries. Also known as St. Mary’s Thistle or lady’s thistle, the plant is native to southern Europe and southern Russia, Asia and North Africa. It is now grown in North and South America. The Milk Thistle plant grows up to six feet tall. The seed extract of the plant is known as silymarin which has been found in medical studies to stabilize the cell membrane and accelerate the process of regeneration of damaged liver tissue. There are virtually little or no known side effects known to occur even when Milk Thistle is taken in large amounts. It is safe to use even for pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding. Milk Thistle may act like a mild laxative for some people. The use of milk Thistle has been confirmed to have beneficial effects in protecting the liver against damage from side effects of medication, chemical pollutants, liver diseases like hepatitis and damage from alcohol and bad food choices by either blocking harmful toxins or removing them from the liver cells. It has been found to be especially helpful for people with alcohol related cirrhosis of the liver. The use of Milk Thistle in people who are receiving chemotherapy, have chronic active hepatitis and who are on a multi-drug regimen for HIV infection has resulted in improvement in their cases with just a moderate dose over a two month span.
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