Milk thistle is a plant that grows above ground and bares seeds. The seeds are used to make medicines to treat liver disorders including damage caused by chemicals, poisoning, jaundice and chronic inflammatory diseases. Other less common uses include the treatment of diabetes, hangovers, diseases of the spleen and increasing breast milk production. Milk thistle gets its name for the sap released by the leaves when they are crushed or broken. Milk thistle supplements work by releasing concentrated quantities of the herb into the body. The milk thistle goes to work protecting liver cells from toxic chemicals, preventing further damage. It is an antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory effects. In the presence of estrogen, milk thistle can enhance the effects of female hormones, leading to greater milk production in nursing mothers.
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