Complementary Therapies and Milk Thistle

Dear all

We have noticed that some followers are advocating the use of milk thistle and other complementary therapies again, and so thought that we would like to remind you of the British Liver Trust's position on this.

The British Liver Trust does not recommend the use of any homeopathic or herbal remedies for those with any liver problems as these have to be processed by the liver and can actually damage the liver and lead to severe illness.

More research needs to be done on the use and safety of such remedies and therapies.

Homeopathic remedies are unregulated in the UK and concentrations of active ingredients vary by brand purchased. If you are considering using complementary or alternative remedies &/or therapies please always discuss this with your GP and liver doctor first.

Please see the link below to our website page on Complementary & Alternative Medicines for more information:

Warm wishes,


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