Traditionally used to treat:
- disorders of the liver, spleen and gall bladder
- hepatic, splenic or renal congestion
- hepatic pain and swelling
A.Vogel's Milk Thistle extract is prepared with great care. The silky hairs covering the Milk Thistle fruit are removed so that only the fruit is used in the tincture. This tincture contains silybin, silydianin, silychristin, isosilybin, small quantities of silandrin, silymonin and silybinomere, flavonoids like quercetin and taxifolin, phytosterols like sitosterols, and mucilage.
Milk Thistle's action mechanisms have not all been elucidated but its antioxidant(1), anti-inflammatory(2) and anti-proliferative(3) effects are acknowledged. Although clinically proven, its liver protection effect has not yet been explained.The German Commission E acknowledges its benefits in cases of: dyspeptic complaints; toxic liver damage; supportive treatment in chronic inflammatory liver disease and hepatic cirrhosis.(4)