- What other names is Milk Thistle known by?
- What is Milk Thistle?
- How does Milk Thistle work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Milk Thistle.
Possibly Effective for...
- Upset stomach (dyspepsia), when a combination of milk thistle and several other herbs is used.
- Diabetes. A compound in milk thistle called silymarin appears to decrease blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Gallbladder problems, liver disease (cirrhosis, hepatitis and other liver conditions), liver damage caused by chemicals or poisonous mushrooms, spleen disorders, swelling of the lungs (pleurisy), malaria, menstrual problems, and other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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