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Although milk thistle is a "natural" product, it can still cause side effects. Some of the possible side effects of milk thistle include nausea, diarrhea, and headaches. There are also several side effects that may be more serious and should immediately be reported to your healthcare provider. Some of these serious milk thistle side effects include signs of an allergic reaction, such as a rash, wheezing, or difficulty breathing.
An Overview of Milk Thistle Side EffectsMilk thistle is an herbal supplement used for a variety of different conditions. Many people assume that milk thistle is automatically free of side effects because it is a "natural" substance. However, it is reasonable to assume that any natural product with medicinal properties is capable of causing side effects. There as several documented milk thistle side effects.
Possible Side Effects of Milk ThistleA few clinical studies have reported side effects with milk thistle. These possible side effects included:
- Indigestion or heartburn
- Loss of appetite
- Joint pain
- Runny or stuffy nose and irritated eyes
- Impotence (also known as erectile dysfunction, or ED)
- Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
- A rash or hives
- Swelling of the mouth or throat
- Difficulty breathing.