CONTRAINDICATIONS OF MILK THISTLE
What are the contraindications of milk thistle?
- People suffering from high blood pressure. Milk thistle extract is contraindicated in people with hypertension. More information on plants to treat hypertension.
- Allergy or hypersensitivity to plants of the daisy family. Milk thistle can produce immunological reactions,such as allergy or eczema, in hypersensitive individuals to other plants of the Compositae family . In Milk Thistle, this reaction is due to the component alpha-methylene-gamma-butyro-sesquiterpenolactone.
- People with liver disease. The liver diseases are a serious condition that should not be self-treated. Milk thistle may interact with other medicines specific for cirrhosis or hepatitis, for example. Therefore, only a doctor may recommend supplementation in these cases.
When consulting with the doctor?
- Liver disease. Milk Thistle is a plant especially recommended for liver. These diseases are serious and should not be self-treated. It must only be taken with the knowledge of your doctor.
- If you are taking other herbs, medications or supplements. You should always consult a professional before beginning supplementation, because certain substances can interact with each other, losing its effectiveness.
- If you take medication to regulate blood sugar or if you have Diabetes. Milk thistle affects blood glucose levels, so that its administration in diabetic patients should be monitored.
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6 April, 2022