Plant mainly grown in the Mediterranean area, which has been widely used for more than 2,000 years for liver protection. The plant’s active ingredient, silymarin, is extracted from its seeds. Silymarin has been suggested to improve liver function and life expectancy in people with liver conditions. The mechanism of action suggests that silymarin increases bile flow, promotes regeneration of hepatic cells, as well as features antiinflammatory and antioxidant properties.