Amazing benefits of Milk Thistle Seed Oil 

Aside from liver health and cancer protection, milk thistle also shows promise for: 

Kidney health: Milk thistle’s effects on your kidneys has been said to “closely mirror the herbs effects on the liver.” It shows promise for stimulating cell regeneration in the kidneys and may prove useful even in patients on dialysis. 

Heart health: Milk thistle appears to raise levels of beneficial HDL cholesterol and decrease the risk of atherosclerosis. Silymarin may also help reduce blood pressure.

Diabetes: Among people with diabetes, those who took silymarin for four months experienced improvements in their glycemic profile, including a significant decrease in glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c – a measure of blood sugar average over the last three months), fasting blood glucose, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides compared to those taking a placebo. Milk thistle may also improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes.

Brain health: Milk thistle appears to have neuroprotective properties and there is early research suggesting it may be beneficial for multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. Animal studies also suggest that silymarin may suppress the formation of amyloid beta-protein (a toxic protein linked to Alzheimer’s), thereby helping to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
Adding to its allure, milk thistle appears to be safe and well tolerated in most people with few side effects. 

If you have concerns about your liver or kidney health, or are interested in any of the potential anti-cancer, anti-diabetes, and heart-boosting properties of silymarin, a high-quality milk thistle supplement may be worth considering. On a dietary level, you can also find silymarin in artichokes, turmeric, and coriander (cilantro), although milk thistle is the richest known source.