Lady’s thistle

Lady’s thistle
Silybum Marianum

Silybum Marianum

Lady’s thistle belongs to the composite family. It is a very powerful, annual or biennial plant which is spread in the whole Mediterranean area. Legends tell that lady’s thistle was already very important in herbalism in the past. The seeds of lady’s thistle are one of the most important medical plants for the liver.

Curiosity

Properties

Properties

Lady’s thistle is known for its diuretic properties. Because of this detoxifying effect dandelion helps the digestion and to purify the liver and gall bladder

Benefits Lady’s thistle

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Sources

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