7 Health Benefits Of Milk Thistle: From Lowering Blood Sugar To Protecting Liver
February 13, 2018
Milk thistle, also known as holy thistle and St. Mary’s thistle, and whose Latin name is Silybum marianum, is a flowering plant that is native to Mediterranean countries and other areas in Europe, including the European part of Russia. It also grows in North and South America and is widely used as a natural remedy for liver problems. The plant's benefits seem to go beyond protecting the liver. It may also help lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes, decrease levels of cholesterol, and relieve heartburn (in combination with other herbs).
So far, human studies on the effects of milk thistle have been limited, and it’s too early to make reliable conclusions about its effectiveness.