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
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Effects of light regimes on in vitro seed germination and silymarin content in Silybum marianum. Ind.
Syneresis and water holding capacity was improved due to the thistle extract (Silybum marianum L.) addition.
(13.) Das SK, Mukherjee S, Biochemical and immunological basis of Silymarin effect, a milk thistle (Silybum marianum) against ethanol-induced oxidative damage, Toxicol Mech Methods 22, 409-413, 2012.
Microwave-assisted extraction technique was found effective for the extraction of silymarin contents from Silybum marianum and maximum yield (11.2%) was obtained with solvent methanol (Table 3).
Silybum marianum has been used as a medicine since the fourth century BCE.
MMilk thistle (Silybum marianum) extracts, one of the most widely used dietary supplements, contain a mixture of six major flavonolignans (silybin A, silybin B, isosilybin B, isosilybin A, silychristin, and silydianin) and other components.
Yun et al., "Protective effect of a mixture of Aloe vera and Silybum marianum against carbon tetrachloride-induced acute hepatotoxicity and liver fibrosis," Journal of Pharmacological Sciences, vol.
The five top-selling herbal supplements of 2011 in the health and natural foods channel, according to SPINS, were flaxseed oil (Linum usitatissimum), grass (wheat and barley; Triticum aestivum and Hordeum vulgare), turmeric (Curcuma longa), aloe (Aloe vera) and milk thistle (Silybum marianum).
Iberogast is a multi-component formulation of 9 herbal extracts namely Iberis amara, Angelica archangelica, Matricaria recutita, Carum carvi, Silybum marianum, Melissa officinalis, Mentha x piperita, Chelidonium majus and Glycyrrhiza glabra.