Milk thistle

(Silybum marianum)

Other names: Mariadistel, Chardon-marie, Harilik Maarjaohakas, Máriatövis, Cardo Mariano, Mariendistel, Marijin Oslobod, Sikavica, Blessed Thistle, Holy Thistle, Lady’s Thistle, Variegated Thistle, St Mary’s Thistle, Blessed Milkthistle, Chardon Argenté, Chardon Bénit, Chardon Marbré, Lait de Notre Dame, Frauendistel, Mariendistel, Gedilan Matzui, Cardo di Maria, Maria-azami, Huin Mu Nui Eong Geong Kwi, Card Blanc, Card de Maria, Escardot de Nostra Senyora, Shuǐ Fēi Jì, Ostropestřec Mariánský, Mariadistel

Milk thistle is native to the Mediterranean basin. Its use in herbal medicine is several thousand years long. Milk thistle fruits contain a mixture of flavonolignans silymarin, with silybin as the main component. Silymarin has been scientifically proved to promote liver cell regeneration, reduce blood cholesterol, and help prevent cancer.

Milk thistle may be beneficial for hyperlipidemia, dyslipidemia, diabetes, acute and chronic hepatitis, diabetic nephropathy, lactation, benign prostatic hyperplasia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, vitiligo, acne, iron overload, radiation dermatitis and mucositis, and chemotherapy-induced hand-foot syndrome.

Compliance: food supplement, cosmetics ingredient

Compliance varies from country to country. There is no harmonized botanical list of allowed botanicals in food or food supplements for all EU countries. Compliance for cosmetic ingredients is harmonized in EU.

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These claims have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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