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Silymarin (Milk Thistle) and epidermal growth factor


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A guy at HLT pointed out that silymarin (about 4-6% of milk thistle, but standardized to be 60% or so of Milk Thistle Extract) inhibits the epidermal growth factor receptor.

Ive looked around and could not find where this substnace inhibits the wnt pathway like the other natural egf-inhibitors (like green tea, apple polyphenols, quercetin, et cetera) do.

Could this be a “natural” that we could use instead of getfitinib? Interesting…


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» http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9581834
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» A guy at HLT pointed out that silymarin (about 4-6% of milk thistle, but
» standardized to be 60% or so of Milk Thistle Extract) inhibits the
» epidermal growth factor receptor.
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» Ive looked around and could not find where this substnace inhibits the wnt
» pathway like the other natural egf-inhibitors (like green tea, apple
» polyphenols, quercetin, et cetera) do.
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» Could this be a “natural” that we could use instead of getfitinib?
» Interesting…

ok have to dig the stuff out from bellow my bed :slight_smile: