Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle

Botanical name: Silybum marianum

Alternative Names
Blessed thistle
Bull thistle
Carduus marianu
Holy thistle
Lady's thistle
St. Mary's thistle

Milk thistle has been used for more than 2,000 years as a remedy for a variety of ailments. The medicinally used part is the seed (also known as fruit). Silymarin, a flavonoid complex, which can be extracted from the seeds, is believed to be the biologically active part of the herb. The most important flavolignans present include silybin, silydianin, and silychristine.

Milk Thistle has been used to support digestion and liver function.

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