Submitted: 09 Apr 2015
Accepted: 17 Jun 2015
ePublished: 04 Jul 2015
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J Renal Endocrinol. 2015;1(1): e09.
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Mini-Review

Silymarin and its properties; a nephrology viewpoint

Hamid Nasri *

1 Nickan Research Institute, Isfahan, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Prof. Hamid Nasri, hamidnasri@med.mui.ac.ir

Abstract

In this mini-review, the biological actions silymarin are reviewed. Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is widely used in a traditional medicine. Silymarin, the active components of milk thistle, contains three isomers including silybin, silydianin and silychristine. Silybin is the most proportion and biologically the most active ingredient of silymarin. It possesses various properties including hepatoprotective, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, as well as hypocholesteromic activities.
Keywords: Silymarin, Hepatic injury, Silybum marianum, Reactive oxygen species, Antioxidant Flavonoids, Kupffer cells

Citation: Nasri H. Silymarin and its properties; a nephrology viewpoint. J Renal Endocrinol. 2015;1:e09.

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education

Silymarin can improve human health via antioxidant, immunostimulatory, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, hepatoprotective, and also renal protective activities.

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