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Milk Thistle Influence Both CB1 And CB2 Receptors

Milk Thistle Influence Both CB1 And CB2 Receptors
A team of Egyptian scientists in 2015, concluded that silymarin has a anti-fibrogenic effects by modulating receptor activity in the liver. Both types of receptors, CB1 and CB2, are expressed in the liver. Silymarin blocks CB1 while turning on CB2 a perfect combination for treating fibrosis and chronic liver disease.
Edible parts:
Bull thistle root can be eaten (Bull thistle root is rich in insulin.) Young flower stems can be cooked and young leaves can be eaten in a salad or tossed into a sauté. The prickles MUST BE removed from the leaves before they can be eaten! The buds can be cooked. Bull thistle seeds can be roasted, used for tea.
Sources - Science journals

El Swefy S, Hasan RA, Ibrahim A, Mahmoud MF. Curcumin and hemopressin treatment attenuates cholestasis-induced liver fibrosis in rats: role of CB1 receptors. Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol. 2016 Jan;389(1):103-16. PubMed PMID: 26475620.

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