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Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn.)

Flower of the Marshmallow
Flower of Silybum marianum

Jellyfish is a healing plant of the miraculous Asteraceae family . It looks like a beautiful thistle. He recognizes himself according to the white striped leaves, which he exposes to show off that the gardener does not misbehave with the ordinary thistle and does not fade due to the thorns. Seeds are used to consume, from which the healing oil is pressed. Surprisingly delicious are also succulent leaves, whose thorny edge can be easily removed by scissors.

A nonpolar extracts from the olives are called silymarin and are a mixture of about seven flavolignans and one flavonoid - silibinin, isosilibinin, silicristin, silidianin and others. (Silymarin is not pure phytochemicals.) Silymarin is not soluble in water, it is used either as an alcohol extract or as eucalyptus oil. Silymarin is a quality oil that contains and substitutes for other olives.

Ostropestřec works because of its strong antioxidants, which also have anti-inflammatory effects. The herbal remedy is known by the herbalist, according to the Bahmani2015smb review, it also protects the kidneys, reduces cholesterol in blood, protects against atherosclerosis , heart and vessel diseases, helps with diabetes (especially in patients with cirrhosis ), protects the brain and has anti-cancer effects . Its protective effect against liver cancer has been investigated . The potential of the osteoarthritis in the prevention of colon and rectum cancer and other cancers is analyzed by Raina2016scc .

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