According to a recent study the silymarin herb is very beneficial for individuals who suffer from type 2 diabetes. Seemingly it can control levels of sugar in patients' blood.
Researchers at the Institute of Medicinal Plants in Tehran, Iran pointed out the fact that the silymarin herb's potency to control blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes sufferers must be mainly due to its rich content of antioxidant compounds. However, the exact chemical(s) which regulate sugar levels in diabetics and how they 'work' is still a mystery. Fallah Huseini, the leading author of the study, said: “We don't know the exact mechanism of action for this effect, but this work shows that silymarin could play an important role in treating type II diabetes.”