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Title: Medicinal properties of milk thistle with special reference to silymarin– An overview
Authors: Das, Subir Kumar
Mukherjee, Sukhes
Vasudevan, D M
Keywords: Antioxidant
Anti-fibrotic
Anti-inflammatory
Anti-tumourogenesis
Anti-carcinogenic
Hepatoprotection
Hepatotoxicity
Silybin
Silibinin
Silymarin
Silybum marianum
Milk Thistle
Issue Date: Apr-2008
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. cl.8A61K 36/00, A61K 36/28, A61P 1/16, A61P 17/18, A61P 29/00
Abstract: Milk Thistle, Silybum marianum Gaertn. plant has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for several diseases. Its active constituent, silymarin displays several medicinal properties, viz. antioxidant, hepatoprotective, cytoprotective, amelioration of hepatic collagen accumulation in advanced fibrosis, immunomodulatory activity, etc. Present paper summarizes various research reports on the medicinal properties of the plant with special reference to silymarin.
Page(s): 182-192
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Source:NPR Vol.7(2) [March-April 2008]

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