Denamarin is a currently popular supplement which contains one of the phytochemicals found in Milk Thistle, Silybum marianum, silybin, and S-Adenosylmethionine. This product is marked as a hepatoprotective and neuroprotective supplement. While this product has been well researched and proven in its effectiveness, the whole seed of Milk Thistle, Silybum marianum, can offer additional benefits as a pancreatic restorative, as an aid in the treatment of diabetes; an aid in the treatment of vascular congestions in the liver, spleen and kidney; and can be used as not only organ protection in chemotherapy but also can augment the use of chemotherapeutics. In combination with other botanical medicines, its effectiveness can be increased to not only protect the liver in cases of oxidative damage but can be used as part of a protocol to treat various cases of chemical induced, bacterial, or viral hepatitis.
By the end of this session participants will be able to (list skills):
1. To be able to recognize the difference and use between a single phytochemicals and whole plant extracts.
2. To be able to recognize the wide applications of the whole seed of Milk Thistle, Silybum marianum.
3. To begin to recognize the use of synergy in botanical formulas in order to increase the depth and range of treatable syndromes.
Cynthia Lankenau, DVM, is a 1981 Cornell Graduate. She has completed training classes in both Chinese and western herbal medicine, earning a Diplomate degree in both. She recognized as a registered herbalist in the American Herbal Guild.
Recorded: Oct 2019#IntegrativeMedicine#FreeCEforMembers