Milk thistle has been used for its healing effects since time immemorial. It was described for the first time in the 4th century B.C. by Theophrast under the name “Pternix”.
Milk thistle or Silybum marianum is linked to a Virgin Mary legend: Willing to escape to Herod, the Virgin Mary would have hidden her child Jesus under a thistle bush. Some milk drops fell on leaves, hence the white leaf nervures of this plant.
Polyunsaturated fatty acid – linoleic acid (omega-6) + 50% and α-tocopherol