Silybum marianum


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A herb used for cirrhosis, cholecystitis, hepatitis, possibly related to its content of a flavonoid derivative, silymarin. Milk thistle has been used as an appetite stimulant, a digestive tonic, for mushroom poisoning and, topically, for psoriasis
Toxicity Milk thistle should not be used in those with liver disease

Silybum marianum,

Silybum marianum

plant member of the family Asteraceae; has a very high feed value but a high nitrate content. May cause nitrate-nitrite poisoning in ruminants. Called also Carduus marianus, variegated thistle, milk thistle, bull thistle, St. Mary's thistle.
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Study and evaluate the fruits of Silybum marianum Flavnvlygnan collected from different parts of the spectrophotometric method, TLC and HPLC, Journal of Medicinal Plants, 4(13): 25-33.
Each 140 mg coated tablet of silymarin supplement contained the dried extracts of Silybum marianum (extracted with acetone and water) equivalent to 140 mg silymarin (Livergol[R]) (Goldaru Herbal Products Pharmaceutical Company, Isfahan, Iran).
A study on the influence of sowing date and plant density on the productivity of Silybum marianum and the characteristics correlation.
Milk thistle and prostate cancer: differential effects of pure flavonolignans from Silybum marianum on antiproliferative end points in human prostate carcinoma cells.
Compared to Peumus boldus, Cynara scolymus, Silybum marianum and Taraxacum officinale had only weak inhibitory effects.
Silybum marianum has been used traditionally for the treatment of hepatic complaints which continues in naturopathic practice today.
St Mary's thistle, Silybum marianum, is one of the most commonly used botanical agents, beneficial due to its hepatoprotective, hepatotrophorestorative, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
The aim of the work was to produce a delivery system for Silybum Marianum dry extract with enhanced oral bioavailability by combining two technologies (mechanochemical activation and spray congealing).
Silybum marianum (St Mary's thistle) seeds have been used extensively in many parts of the world including Europe, Egypt and America.
Standardized extracts from the fruit seeds of Silybum marianum (L.
Traditionally Galium aparine and Arctium lappa would have been used to 'purify the blood', Silybum marianum to support and strengthen the liver, Thymus vulgaris as an antiseptic skin wash, Capsicum frutescens as an infusion, wash or topical application.