I take milk thistle every day. Before I started taking the milk thistle, I never had a platelet count above 95k. (I have chronic low platelets from 20+ years of hepatitis B infection and cirrhosis). After starting the milk thistle I have consistently had platelet counts of 103-123k, which is my best ever in 15 years. I am convinced the milk thistle is responsible in part for this change.
In addition, milk thistle is thought to potentiate chemotherapy treatment. There is a phase II study regarding milk thistle in conjunction with chemotherapy for hepatocellular carcinoma. (see www.clinicalstudies.gov)
Anyone else out there taking milk thistle?
Violarob in Texas