Milk thistle toxicity

Silybum marianum


Is milk thistle a toxic plant?

Milk thistle (Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn.) is NOT a toxic plant.


Milk thistle flower

Neither its active ingredient, silymarin, presents toxic effects at effective doses.

The fresh plant can cause contact dermatitis.

Precautions about milk thistle

Guidance and advice from your doctor: Milk Thistle is a plant especially recommended for your liver (liver disease).

These diseases are serious and should not be self-treated.

In these cases, it must only be taken with the knowledge and guidance of your physician.

Consult your doctor before if you have diabetes or alterations in the metabolism of sugar.

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

19 March, 2019

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