Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) as a Promising Chemoprotective Agent for Liver Therapy

  • Muhammad Naeem Iqbal The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China; Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Narowal (Noor Kot 51770), Pakistan.
  • Asfa Ashraf The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350117, China; Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Narowal (Noor Kot 51770), Pakistan.
Keywords: Milk thistle, liver diseases, chemopreventive properties.

Abstract

There is a great interest in combining anticancer drugs with natural products aiming at maximizing their efficacy while minimizing systemic toxicity. Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) was used against chemotherapy-induced organ toxicity. Screening for natural substances with chemopreventive properties in order to reduce the negative effects of chemotherapeutic drugs is very urgent. It has been demonstrated that milk thistle extract could act as a promising chemoprotective agent for liver therapy to avoid side effects.

Published
2020-01-31
How to Cite
Iqbal, M. N., & Ashraf, A. (2020). Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) as a Promising Chemoprotective Agent for Liver Therapy. PSM Biological Research, 5(1), 55-57. Retrieved from https://journals.psmpublishers.org/index.php/biolres/article/view/395
Section
Perspectives
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