Category Archives: Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle Protects The Brain From Oxidative Stress

Milk thistle (Silymarin marianum) is a plant that is best known for its liver protective effects. These effects arise because the milk thistle plant is high in antioxidants that belong to the flavonolignan group. Collectively these phytochemicals are called silymarin. … Continue reading

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Silymarin as a Neuroprotective Agent

The milk thistle plant (Silymarin marianum) is a plant with a high antioxidant content. The seeds of the plant are particularly high in silymarin, a collective name for a group of flavonolignans. Around 50 to 70 % of silymarin is … Continue reading

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Silymarin as an Anti-Stress Agent

Silymarin is a group of phytochemicals present in the milk thistle (Silybum marianum) plant. Studies have investigated the effects of silymarin extracts in animal studies and found them to have mood elevating effects. For example, in one study administration of … Continue reading

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Silybin: Neuroprotective Agent

Silybin is a component of silymarin, a group of flavonolignans found in the milk thistle plant (Silymarin marianum). Evidence suggests that silybin (sometimes also called silibinin) and the other flavonolignans are potent antioxidants in humans and animals. The ability of … Continue reading

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Herbs Versus Drugs

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Milk Thistle (Silymarin marianum): An Antioxidant and A Neuroprotective Agent

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Antidepressant and Anti-anxiety Effects of Milk Thistle

Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is a plant traditionally used as a liver tonic. However, evidence suggests that milk thistle extracts might be useful in the treatment of mood disorders. For example, in one study, researchers investigated the mood elevating effects … Continue reading

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Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) for Anxiety?

Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is a flowering plant belonging to the Asteraceae (daisy) family. Milk thistle has a distinctive purple flower and spiky leaves, grows to about 200 cm in height, and is found throughout the world. Milk thistle is … Continue reading

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Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum): Serotonin Modifier?

Milk thistle is a herb with mood elevating properties. The mood elevating properties of milk thistle may relate to the flavonolignans and flavonoids contained within the plant, particularly the seeds. It is not clear how milk thistle is able to … Continue reading

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