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  • Milk Thistle's Growth Habit

    milk thistle,milk thistle growth habit,Milk thistle, alias as water fly pheasant, milk thistle or milk thistle son, belonging to the compositae’s one year to two years raw herbs. Milk thistle has a long flowering stage, blossoming from June to July. 

    Catlog:Milk Thistle Overview    Update: 11/28/2012


  • Milk Thistle Herb

    milk thistle,milk thistle herb,Milk thistle is the achene and the whole grass of compositae plant, milk thistle, whose English name is milk thistle, Latin name Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn. [Carduus marianus L.], called water fly pheasant, milk thistle or mouse thistle in its Chinese alias.

    Catlog:Milk Thistle Overview    Update: 11/28/2012


  • What is silymarin

    silymarin,what is silymarin,Milk thistle is a compositae plant in the genus of milk thistle, and its scientific name is Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn, originating from southern Europe and North Africa. In Europe and Africa, the milk thistle has a long history of being planted and used for thousands of years, considered as a folk medical plant. 

    Catlog:Milk Thistle Overview    Update: 11/28/2012


  • Identification of Milk thistle's Raw Material

    milk thistle,raw material,identificationMilk thistle is a long oval achene, slightly curved, slightly flat, about 6 mm to 7 mm long, 3 mm wide, about 1.5 mm thick. The surface of the fruit has a prominent smooth and yellow edged cartilage shape; and its bottom has a sunken hilum. The skin of milk thistle is smooth, brown black, or rough, ash brown, with black or gray stripes. 

    Catlog:Milk Thistle Overview    Update: 11/28/2012


  • Silymarin Pharmacological Activity Overview

    silymarin,pharmacological activity overview,Silymarin has an inhibitory effect on lipoxygenase and peroxidase, as well as the function of resisting radiation and reducing blood fat. Clinically it has been used in treatment of liver poisoning and liver functional obstacle. A number of studies have suggested that, silymarin and silybin compounds have extensive pharmacological activity, and its main pharmacological activity include: 

    Catlog:Application and Advice    Update: 11/28/2012


  • Milk Thistle’s Medicinal History and Modern Clinical Researches

    In the first century A.D., Germany began to use milk thistle as a drug for traumatic injuries. In about A.D. 50s, milk thistle is written in Dioskurides’ "The Medicinal Plants", and recorded in other herbs books as well. 

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  • The Study of Silymarin’s Pharmacological Functions

    silymarin,pharmacological functions,A lot of experiments have made studies of silymarin’s pharmacological functions. By synthesis of the results of experiment and studies, it confirms that in various toxic liver damage pathological models, silymarin can not only neutralize the poisonous substances...

    Catlog:Milk Thistle Benefits    Update: 11/28/2012


  • Milk Thistle Pharmacological Effects

    milk thistle,milk thistle pharmacological effects,Synthesizing the existing research reports of milk thistle’s pharmacological actions, it may draw the conclusion that milk thistle’s known pharmacological effects are protecting liver and gall, antitumor, anti-X ray, protecting brain and so on.

    Catlog:Milk Thistle Benefits    Update: 11/28/2012


  • Milk Thistle's Cultivation Technique

    milk thistle,milk thistle cultivation,Milk thistle has a strong adaptability to soil, and can grow normally in the mountains, deserts, waste sanded lands, as well as saline and alkaline lands. However, the appropriate choices are abandoned lands, cultivated lands, and lands with poor fertility, and cannot choose the low-lying water lands. If by mechanical operation, should choose flat lands.

    Catlog:Milk Thistle Overview    Update: 11/27/2012


  • Silymarin's Functions

    silymarin,silymarin functions,Silymarin is a plant extract from the testaof milkthistle of compositaeplants,  yellow powder or crystallinepowder, taste bitter. Silymarin is soluble in acetone, methanol, ethanol and ethylacetate, hardly soluble in chloroform, insoluble in water. 

    Catlog:Milk Thistle Benefits    Update: 11/22/2012