Milk thistle, also known as Silybum Marianum, is a bright pink flowering plant that grows wild in the Middle East, Northern Africa and Southern Europe.
The leaves have been used since Greco-Roman times as an herbal remedy for a variety of ailments, particularly liver problems. Milk thistle is an example of a preparation that is required to be in a standardized, concentrated form in order to fully convey the desired benefits. In this case, its hepatoprotectant effects. Milk thistle preparations are usually standardized to a concentration of 70 to 80% silymarin. Clinical studies suggest or confirm the efficacy of milk thistle extract for various hepatic disorders, including hepatitis A, alcoholic cirrhosis, and exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Milk thistle dietary supplements have consistently ranked among the 40 top-selling ingredients in US natural and mainstream retail outlets over the several past decades.
Milk thistle is very drought tolerant and prefers dry well drained soil in full sun, we source our raw material from Liaoning, Inner Mongolia where the number of clear, sunny days, average between 220 and 260 each year .
Many peer-reviewed publications have shown that the silymarin content in some commercial dietary supplements is much lower than the amounts claimed on the product labels. To some extent, such discrepancies can be explained by the use of different analytical methods, such as the use of high-performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detection (HPLC-UV) rather than spectrophotometric methods.
Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn
Silymarin 80% HPLC
Silymarin 80% UV
Liaoning & Inne Mongolia
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Soluble in ethanol