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Potential Health Benefits of Milk Thistle

Milk thistle (Silybum marianum L.) is an ancient medicinal plant from the Mediterranean region. It was named after its white-veined leaves that were thought to resemble the Virgin Mary’s milk. Other common names of this herb include blessed milkthistle, holy thistle, Lady’s thistle, Mary thistle and Marian thistle. In the past, milk thistle was mainly used to treat the liver. Since most types of liver damage prove difficult to treat with conventional drugs, this herb […]