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    Milk Thistle and Other Special Herbs

    Milk thistle (scientifically known as Silybum marianum) has been used as a medicine since early Greco-Roman time. Milk thistle seed extract has been used for supporting the liver in detoxifying the blood. It also increases the flow of gastric juices relieving dyspepsia, indigestion and headaches associated with detoxification organ congestion. Silymarin also seems to protect the liver from Xenobiotic injury by altering the outer layer of cell membranes to prevent toxin penetration and enhances the synthesis of RNA and proteins in liver cells leading to cell regeneration Milk thistle is also useful as an antioxidant by inhibiting superoxide radical production, hydrogen peroxide production, and oxidative stress from high glucose concentrations.…

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    Medicinal Herbs for Daily Health

    In this series we will go over a few plants and herbs that have been traditionally used medicinally throughout history. First of it is important to note that this a blog for informational purposes only and is not meant to be used as medical advice. It is always best to do proper research before deciding on any medicinal herbs or plants to use. If you are taking any prescription medication we recommend talking to your physician about interaction or any potential side effects before starting any herbal remedies. Turmeric root (pictured above) contains a yellow colored chemical called curcumin. Curcumin is unique in that it is used as a dye…