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This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
What is the dose of silybin in capsules should I buy and what dose to take as how many pill to have safe effect in 59kg 24 y male as liver tonic?
I got milk thistle the real plant from the mountains and i need help in papering it to take it as a liver tonic, what is the recipe or medicinal prep?
Can be dried.: Milk thistle can be taken orally in supplements or in tea it may cause diarrhea. More rarely, it may cause nausea, bloating, gas, and upset stomach. Women who are breastfeeding or pregnant should avoid using milk thistle. If you have a ragweed allergy, you should also avoid milk thistle.It may cause a rash or lead to severe allergic reaction. Always tell your doctor before taking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is carduus marianus( a silybin derivative) efficient as a liver tonic and for hepatitis b ? What could be possible side effects?
Forget it: Check with liver specialist doc. You are wasting your money for nothing. ...Read more
One of the doctors here is saying that milk thistle can cause hypoglycaemia but i never read about this, i intend to use it as liver tonic.Is it safe?
Very safe but...: There is some exciting research showing milk thistle can significantly lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes but no evidence it lowers sugar in healthy people. If you already have a tendency to hypoglycemia then be cautious. Like all herbs, it can have occ. Side effects & can interact with meds. See http://ahha.Org/milkthistle.Htm & http://herbs.Lovetoknow.Com/milk_thistle_supplement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 24 years old with unknown cause of elevated liver enzymes for more than 6 months with negative ultrasound can I use milk thistle as a liver tonic?
Yes: However, it is unlikely to benefit you; most studies show no value. Health doesn't come from taking pills. You need to discover the cause. I trust you've been tested for hepatitis b and c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, and antitrypsin deficiency. Elite athletes tend to run high transaminases & that's healthy. If you're sedentary, think about a new focus on fitness instead. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After taking a liver tonic i started getting sharp pains under my left boob upper rib cage when i swallow liquids?
Sharp pains: Pains in that area upon swallowing can be due to esophageal dysfunction or there may be gas entrapment. If your tonic contains iron it could be irritating your stomach and esophageal lining and would be better tolerated if taken with food in your stomach. Taking mylanta after meals will reduce gas formation. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Is it safe to get the real milk thistle plant and take the seeds and prepare them like a herbal tea as a liver tonic? Better than supplements?
I have been diagnosed with a fatty liver can I drink tonic water ? just 1 can per day I DONT DRINK ALCOHOL!!!!! NOT GIN & TONIC ONLY TONIC WATER
In moderation: Tonic water contains a little quinine. Quinine is a drug, used to treat malaria, and has some potential liver toxicity. However, the amount of quinine in most tonic water is usually quite low, although watch out for off-label tonic water. Weight loss is the best treatment for fatty liver. If tonic water in moderation is your worst "vice", you are probably ok. ...Read more
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