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Phytotherapeutic properties of milk thistle seeds: An overview

@inproceedings{Bhattacharya2011PhytotherapeuticPO,
  title={Phytotherapeutic properties of milk thistle seeds: An overview},
  author={S. Bhattacharya},
  year={2011}
}
Milk thistle ( Silybum marianum , Asteraceae) seeds have been used for over 2000 years as remedy for several diseases especially for liver and still widely used. The active constituents of milk thistle seed are three flavonolignans viz. silibinin, silychristin, and silidianin collectively known as silymarin extracted from milk thistle seeds, available commercially as standardized extract. Milk thistle seed extract (silymarin) and its constituents (mainly silibinin) act as antioxidant and… Expand
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