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Milk Thistle Fruit

Silybum marianum

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What is milk thistle fruit?

Milk thistle fruit consists of the ripe seed, freed from the pappus, of Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertner, (syn. Carduus marianus L.) [Fam. Asteraceae].

The seed contains silymarin (1.5% to 3%), a name collectively given to three compounds silibinin (silybin, silydianin, and silychristin.)

How much milk thistle do I need?

Unless otherwise prescribed.

Standardized extract formulations equivalent to 200mg. to 400mg. of silymarin, calculated as silibinin.