Milk thistle side effects


What are the side effects of milk thistle?

Milk thistle flower
  • Hypertension. In addition to its effects on the liver, milk thistle has also hypertensive effect.
  • On the nitrate content, ingestion of the aerial part of the plant can cause intestinal disorders such as vomiting, nausea or diarrhea.
  • You can suffer eczema type reactions if you are allergic or hypersensitive to other plants of the Compositae family.
  • Combined with other drugs, it may form toxic substances. This reaction has been observed in specific drugs to treat liver diseases.

It is therefore very important that if you are on medication, your doctor should know it and you should obtain help guide you if you want to take milk thistle supplements.

Can you take milk thistle during pregnancy and lactation?

Not recommended for use in pregnancy and lactation.

Although historically milk thistle has been used to improve the flow of breast milk, the fact is that currently there are not enough adequate and well controlled studies in humans, so it is not recommended for consumption during pregnancy or lactation.

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28 April, 2022

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