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Amazing milk thistle may also curb lung cancer

(NaturalNews) Milk thistle's use for liver health for 2000 years was
almost lost under Big Pharma's medical monopoly. Fortunately, it has
experienced a revival as an efficacious natural medicine over the last
few decades. And now, recent milk thistle research indicates it may also
be useful for treating cancer.

General milk thistle informationMilk
thistle has been used successfully for a wide range of liver ailments.
Hepatitis B and C, fatty liver, and sclerosis of the liver have all been
well contained with daily milk thistle use. But anyone living in our
toxic environment may want to use it for optimum liver function. It is
available in capsules or tinctures.

Milk thistle is part of
Germany's medical mainstream. MDs prescribe pharmaceutical grade milk
thistle for patients with liver problems. You can make your own large
quantities of milk thistle tincture cheaply. General tincture
instructions are here:

The active ingredient of milk thistle is an antioxidant bioflavonoid known as silymarin. Silymarin has three aspects: silybin, silidianin, and silicristen.
Silybin has been isolated as the part that delivers most of silymarin's
benefits. Those benefits include blocking and removing toxins from the
liver while accelerating cell regeneration or repair.

Recent study demonstrates milk thistle's ability to curb lung cancerA
recent study has produced evidence of milk thistle reversing lung
cancer. Alpna Tyagi, PhD, of the University of Colorado Skaggs School of
Pharmacy, and her team found that treatment with silibinin, which is
the same substance as silybin but with a different name, stopped the
spread of lung cancers in mice. The study was published in the summer
2011 journal Molecular Carcinogenesis.

An inflammatory
response leads to a chain of cellular events that can eventually result
in tumor growth. Tyagi and her team discovered that targeting a certain
pair of enzymes part of the way into that chain of events eliminates the
creation of the final pair of enzymes that produce tumors.
In other
words, milk thistle's silibinin (aka sylibin) eliminates those enzymes
that continue the chain of events, which result in the enzymes that
produce tumors.

What's surprisingly noteworthy is how Dr. Alpna
Tyagi compared her study of silibinin (aka silybin) to what Big Pharma
is currently testing for similar lung cancer afflictions (using millions
of dollars to create a patentable pharmaceutical). She bluntly pointed
out that "... naturally-derived products like silibinin may be as effective as today's best treatments."

alternative cancer treatment experts recommend using three natural
protocols if going it alone. This study is good news for anyone looking
to include another natural inexpensive, safe weapon for one's personal
war on cancer, and should lead to further studies with milk thistle for
other forms of cancer.

Just realize that it won't go very public.
Big Pharma won't be feeding the media any press releases on the
Colorado milk thistle for lung cancer study because milk thistle can't
be patented. It's surprising that it was published at all.

But if you're up to coping with biochemical technical nomenclature, here's her journal report:
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