milk thistle

(milk THIH-sul)

A plant that has been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems, including stomach, liver, and gallbladder disorders. The active extract of milk thistle seeds is called silymarin. It is being studied in the prevention of liver damage caused by some cancer treatments. Also called Silybum marianum.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "milk thistle"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "cardo lechero"

Planta que se ha usado en algunas culturas para tratar ciertos problemas médicos, como trastornos del estómago, el hígado y la vesícula biliar. El extracto activo de las semillas de cardo lechero se llama silimarin. Está en estudio para prevenir el daño hepático (hígado) que causan algunos tratamientos de cáncer. También se llama Silybum marianum.

Milk Thistle