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 medicinal powers of silymarin.
Milk thistle seed extract helps to
Regenerate healthy liver cells and boosts the organ’s ability to filter toxins from the blood.
Prevent and reduced the liver damage
It helps to cures
Chronic hepatitis ,Drug and alcohol induced liver damag