Diabetes Home > Milk Thistle
Is Milk Thistle Effective?Early studies have shown that milk thistle may be useful for treating type 2 diabetes, heartburn, and indigestion (although more research is necessary to confirm these findings). It is not clear if it is effective for other uses, including liver diseases (see Does Milk Thistle Work? for more information).
Dosing InformationThere is no established standard milk thistle dosage, although general guidelines may be obtained from the clinical studies that evaluated certain uses of the supplement.
Side EffectsPeople often assume that natural products are free of side effects. However, this is not usually the case. Some of the reported side effects of milk thistle include:
- Indigestion or heartburn
- Loss of appetite.