This plant is obtained substances such as Silymarin, which is used in chronic liver and gallbladder.

Silibinin (extracted from milk thistle) is used in cases of poisoning by ingestion of amanita (Amanita phalloides eg or amanita muscaria).

Other benefits attributed to milk thistle are:

     Kidney or gall stones.

     Regulates blood sugar

     Powerful liver protectant improve cirrhosis, hepatitis, fatty liver, liver poisoning or drug use.

     Lowers cholesterol levels.

Milk thistle is also used in many products that promise to reduce the effects of a hangover, with unproven results.