milk thistle

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milk thistle

milk thistle

Like thistle, but leaves have white veins running through them. This is the main famous liver-cleansing plant.
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Silymarin and silybin alter the structure of the hepatocyte cell membrane and other constituents may bind to the hepatocyte receptors to inhibit the binding of toxins.
19) In fact, one study found that silybin was more effective than prescription rosiglitazone in certain areas of treatment.
Silymarin but not silybin dose dependently (1-10 mcg/ kg iv) reduced CI/R induced brain infarction by 16-40%.
Silybin treatment is associated with reduction in serum ferritin in patients with chronic hepatitis C.
e) Trazodone metabolism is significantly affected by even low doses of silymarin and silybin.
These results indicated that silybin was the most functional ingredient among silymarin to prevent skin aging," he observed.
Effects of silymarin flavonolignans and synthetic silybin derivatives on estrogen and aryl hydrocarbon receptor activation.
This plant, and its fruit in particular, contains a unique mixture of polyphenolic compounds, among which the main subclass comprises the flavonolignans silychristin, silybin and isosilybin (all together known as silymarin, Fig.
Silybin as a positive control showed an EC (50) value of 68.
The most potent compounds across multiple assays were taxifolin, isosilybin A, silybin A, silybin B, and silibinin, a mixture of silybin A and silybin B.
Evaluation of the genotoxic and anti-genotoxic activities of silybin in human hepatoma cells (HepG2).
Clinical trials of combination antioxidants, including one with silybin (milk thistle) and phospholipids showed good results at improving insulin resistance and reducing markers of liver cell fibrosis (a finding in advanced liver disease).