Milk Thistle


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Milk thistle, scientific name Silybum marianum is a spiny plant reaching a height of 1.5 meters. For therapeutic purposes we use seeds and roots. The seeds contain flavonoid glycosides, essential oil, malic acid salts, potassium nitrate, bitter element and glidant. Their action helps in the proper functioning of the bile, increasing the secretion and flow of bile from the liver and gall bladder. According to tradition, the white marks like veins on its green leaves were caused when drops of Virgin Mary’s milk fell on the plant and for this reason it got its English name milk thistle or Mary thistle (thorn of Mary).


• Protect the liver from infections
• Help to reduce damage to the liver and to renew the cells
• It is used in the treatment of hepatitis, jaundice and rabies
• It is used as a brain and memory enhancer
• Antidote to poisoning by fungi of the genus Amanita
• Help Treat Acne
• Lower Blood Sugar Levels for People With Diabetes