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What is silymarin used for?

There are many uses for silymarin. The most common use of silymarin is for the treatment of liver problems. In addition there is some evidence that this supplement may be beneficial in treating death cap (or Amanita) mushroom poisoning. Other uses have not been studied, but many people advocate this herb for gall bladder, appetite, and stomach problems, as well as treatment of elevated cholesterol, diabetes, and prostate, cervical, and breast cancer. The use for and benefits of silymarin for treating these conditions have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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