Botanical name: Carduus Marianus o Silybum Marianum Habitat: Europe, mountain areas
Plant parts used: fruits Active ingredients and nutrients: silymarin, silychristin, silydianin, precursors of histamine, fumaric acid, mucilage
Therapeutic properties: Recognized by the "German Commission E", it is an excellent hepatoprotector, its action is due to the phytocomplex SILYMARIN. It promotes the regeneration of liver tissue as it activates RNA polymerase I, a key enzyme in cell duplication. It protects hepatocytes (liver cells) from damage, increases glutathione (hepatoprotective action) and inhibits the synthesis of substances that cause inflammation. It is positively used in the treatment of cirrhosis, as a nephroprotective and for healing viral hepatitis. Its action on the liver is also reflected at a dermatological level. It cures dermatitis, furunculosis, acne and skin diseases.