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HEALTH BENEFITS OF AVARAM POO (Senna auriculata)

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Health benefits of iruvatchi keerai

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Health benefits of musumusukkai keerai

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health benefits of nochi leaves or vitex negundo

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF MILK THIRSTLE (OR ) CARDUS MARIANUS

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Milk thistle  is a medicinal plant it has been used  for more than 2,000 years.  for treating jaundice ,liver and spleen diseases  .The seeds of the dried flowers are used as a medicine .The binomial name of this plant is silybummarianum belongs to the family of asteraceae.Milk thirtle is an anual or biennial herb ,has red and purple flowers and shiny pale green leaves with white veins .Originally a native of southern Europe through to Asia .now it is found in throughout the world . It has other common names include cardus marianus, milk thistle, blessed milk thistle, Marian thistle, Mary thistle, Saint Mary’s thistle, Mediterranean milk thistle, variegated thistle and Scotch thistle. The plant’s young (non-spiny) leaves and stems were once consumed as food in Europe.These seeds contain a bioflavonoid complex known as silymarin. Three compounds make up the silymarin complex .that are silibinin, silidianin, and silicristin. Silibinin is the most active and is largely responsible for the me…