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is it okay to take milk thistle supplements if allergic to ragweed?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Best not to: Milk thistle can cause an allergic reaction in people sensitive to the asteraceae/compositae family of plants, which includes ragweed, marigolds, daisies, & many others.
Answered on Jan 4, 2018

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