Milk thistle extract (silymarin) can have tremendous effects in protecting the liver from damage as well as enhancing the detoxification processes.
In human studies silymarin has been shown to have positive effects in treating liver diseases of various kinds, including cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis, fatty infiltration of the liver (chemical and alcohol induced fatty liver), and inflammation of the bile duct.
Suggested dosage: 100–300 mg three times daily.
Source: Michael T. Murray, ND
Dr. Murray is the author of more than 30 books on natural health, including The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine.