Ever since humans discovered fire, our activities have been releasing a "dog's breakfast" of unnatural chemistry. The list has grown to well over 75,000 free elements, compounds and pharmaceuticals. Many of these are acidic, electron-hungry oxidants and free radical generators.
Milk thistle has been successfully used to treat liver inflammation for centuries. Over recent years, doctors have been applying it to hepatitis conditions with varying success. Now recent research is confirming that Milk thistle's primary constituent complex, Silymarin, may indeed be helpful for liver inflammation, but its ability to treat viral hepatitis is being questioned.
For more than 2,000 years, a spiky purple plant known as the “liver herb,” has been used for healing conditions from mushroom poisoning to indigestion. Modern researchers have now added the prevention of photo-aging and skin cancer to the long list of milk thistle’s benefits.