Milk Thistle Extract
Latin Name: Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn.
Part Used: Seeds , fruits
Appearance: Light yellow fine powder
Test Method: By HPLC or UV
Molecular Formula: NA, C25H22O10
Molecular Weight: NA, 482.44
CAS NO.: NA, 2888-70-6
Powdered Milk Thistle Extract is prepared from Milk Thistle fruits or seeds by fat removal
and subsequent extraction with suitable solvents.
It contains NLT 90.0% and NMT 110.0% of the labeled amount of silymarin,
calculated as silybin (C25H22O10), on the dried basis,
consisting of NLT 20.0% and NMT 45.0% for the sum of silydianin and silychristin,
NLT 40.0% and NMT 65.0% for the sum of silybin A and silybin B, and
NLT 10.0% and NMT 20.0% for the sum of isosilybin A and isosilybin B.
100% Through 80 mesh
Loss on Drying
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Related Terms of Milk Thistle/Blessed Thistle(Silybum Marianum)
Milk thistle seeds and fruits contain a group of four compounds -- silibinin,isosilibinin, silidianin and silicristin -- which are collectively called silymarin.Silymarin has been used to treat gallbladder and liver disorders for thousands of years.
Blessed thistle does not cleanse a fatty liver, but it can help improve liver function for those with hepatitis or cirrhosis.However,we should never lose sight of the fatty liver, because it may be caused by alcohol abuse and certain medications taken for cancer and heart disease. Reports say the data that up to 25 percent of those people may experience inflammation of the liver which leads to cirrhosis, or scarring and loss of liver function.
What are the advantage about holy thistle?
Treatment of Liver Disease
There is evidence that blessed thistle can improve liver function and survival rates in those with liver disease, so it is often used to treat alcoholic hepatitis and liver cirrhosis.
Enhancing Immune System and Protection Against Cancer
A study noted that the immunostimulatory effects of milk thistle may be useful in heightening the body's response to infectious diseases. The study also mention its ability is to inhibit the growth of cancer cells in breast, cervical, and prostate cancers,then protect against Liver Cancer and improve function of the immune system.