Silymarin also protects the liver by acting like a gatekeeper.neutralising the toxins, and get it excreted.Â Antioxidants such as glutathione help to neutralize free radicals by â€œgivingâ€ one their electrons to the free radical molecule. This renders the free radical harmless. Milk thistle has strong anti-oxidant activity and may have anti-cancer effects. SomeÂ laboratory studies have indicated that silymarin inhibits the growth of cancer cells of the prostate and breast.
The extract is approved by Ayush,Government of India as one of the herbs used widely in many formulation.