Silybum marianum also known as Milk Thistle is a biennial plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family. Historically, it has been used to treat gallbladder issues and liver disorder. When taken as a supplement, Milk Thistle could treat a variety of conditions such as diabetes, jaundice, cirrhosis, hepatitis and indigestion. It is commonly used for its therapeutic effects on the liver, kidneys and pancreas. Early research suggests that the chemicals in Milk Thistle, especially silymarin may improve the symptoms of people with multiple sclerosis. It can also potentially improve mental functioning.