Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum / Siliphos®)

Milk Thistle

Part Used

Fruit & Seed

Country of Origin


What is Milk Thistle for?

Milk thistle, also known as Silybum marianum, is a prickly plant that has distinctive purple flowers and white veins. The active ingredients in milk thistle are a group of plant compounds collectively known as silymarin. Milk thistle extract has a high amount of silymarin (between 65–80%) that has been concentrated from the milk thistle plant. It is known to have antioxidant, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.

Traditional Health Benefits of 

Milk Thistle

  • Liver protection

  • Promotes brain function

  • Protects bones

  • Boosts breast milk production

  • Lowers blood sugar levels

  • Reduces cholesterol

  • Boosts the immune system


  • Artificial Coloring Free

  • Artificial Flavoring Free

  • GMO Free

  • Sugar Free

  • Soy Free

  • Yeast Free

  • Dairy Free

  • Corn Free
  • Gluten Free

  • Wheat Free

  • Nut Free

  • MSG Free

  • Egg Free

  • Fish Free

  • Peanut Free

  • Shellfish Free

  • Kosher

  • Organic


This information in our Ingredient Reference Guide is intended only as a general reference for further exploration and is not a replacement for professional health advice. This content does not provide dosage information, format recommendations, toxicity levels, or possible interactions with prescription drugs. Accordingly, this information should be used only under the direct supervision of a qualified health practitioner such as a naturopathic physician.

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