Is Milk Thistle really good for alcoholic livers?

Old 09-18-2006, 06:27 PM
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Is Milk Thistle really good for alcoholic livers?

I heard a TV "doctor" on one of the cable channels say that Alcoholics should take Milk Thistle for their Liver--along with vitamins.

I had heard "alternative" practicioners say this before but never a doctor. Does anyone have any evidence that Milk Thistle really works?--are there any down sides to taking it?
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Old 09-18-2006, 06:39 PM
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I've researched milk thistle and believe that it does help liver function. I have taken it regularly for several years.

You can do a google search and you'll find lots of information.
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Old 09-18-2006, 09:54 PM
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Once I quit drinking...
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Old 09-18-2006, 10:23 PM
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I take a couple of Milk Thistle pills daily as a matter of course. Like a little insurance policy. If it helps, awesome. Hopefully, it won't hurt.

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Milk thislte also is good if you have Hep, as it helps detox the liver,...!
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Old 09-19-2006, 05:06 AM
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I have read this also and it is also called Blessed Thistle. You are right, a doctor will almost never tell you that any herbs will help but just do your own research. Visit a herb & vitamin store and see what they have to say.

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