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World Journal of Nutrition and Health. 2014, 2(3), 33-34
DOI: 10.12691/jnh-2-3-1
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Silymarin: Insights into Properties and Therapeutic Indications

Ahmed M Kabel1, 2,

1Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia

2Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt

Pub. Date: October 12, 2014

Cite this paper:
Ahmed M Kabel. Silymarin: Insights into Properties and Therapeutic Indications. World Journal of Nutrition and Health. 2014; 2(3):33-34. doi: 10.12691/jnh-2-3-1


Silymarin is the active ingredient of milk thistle. Several studies proved that silymarin has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Silymarin is widely used for treatment of hepatic and biliary disorders, renal toxicity and is recently used as adjuvant agent for treatment of cancer.

silymarin properties indications

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