Study Title:

Silymarin and Its Role in Chronic Diseases.

Study Abstract

Silymarin is the active constituent of Silybum marianum (milk thistle) which is a C-25 containing flavonolignan. Milk thistle has a lot of traditional values, being used as a vegetable, as salad, as bitter tonic, and as galactogogue in nursing mothers and in various ailments such as liver complications, depression, dyspepsia, spleenic congestions, varicose veins, diabetes, amenorrhea, uterine hemorrhage, and menstrual problems. In this present chapter, a comprehensive attempt has been made to discuss the potential of silymarin in chronic disorders. An insight into modulation of cellular signaling by silymarin and its implication in various disorders such as liver disorders, inflammatory disorders, cancer, neurological disorders, skin diseases, and hypercholesterolemia is being provided.

KEYWORDS:
Cancer; Hepatitis; Immunomodulation; Isosilybin; Oxidative stress; Silybin; Silybum marianum; Silymarin

Study Information

Adv Exp Med Biol. 2016;929:25-44.

Full Study

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27771919