Research Paper On Milk Thistle

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For thousands of years milk thistle has been used as a remedy for liver, kidney and gall bladder problems. In recent years there has been a large amount of research being done on the restorative properties of milk thistle and they have yielded some interesting results. Milk thistle is a most known as a healing agent for the liver, but scientific studies that have been conducted show mixed results. Milk thistle is often recommended “as a treatment for alcoholic hepatitis and alcoholic cirrhosis”(Ehrlich) and studies that have been done show “milk thistle improves liver function and increases survival in people with cirrhosis or chronic hepatitis” (Ehrlich). These studies have major flaws in their designs though. The studies have, “small numbers
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