15 seeds MILK THISTLE (Silybum marianum)
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Milk thistle or Silybum marianum has other common names Cardus marianus, blessed milk thistle, Marian Thistle, Mary Thistle, Saint Mary's Thistle, Mediterranean milk thistle.
This species is an annual or biennial plant of the Asteraceae family.
This fairly typical thistle has red to purple flowers and shiny pale green leaves with white veins.
Originally a native of Southern Europe through to Asia, it is now found throughout the world.
Silybum marianum is used in traditional Chinese medicine to clear heat and relieve toxic material, to soothe the liver and to promote bile flow.
Milk thistle lower cholesterol levels, reduces cell damage caused by radiation and chemotherapy treatments, reducing insulin resistance in people with diabetes who also have cirrhosis.
Silybum marianum reduce the growth of cancer cells in breast, cervical, and prostate cancers.
Seedling of Silybum marianum seeds:
Sow your Milk Thistle seeds in thin, slightly moist soil, either directly in the ground or in a pot and then transplant your seedlings when they are 7 to 10 cm.
Seed germination of milk thistle occurs approximately 2 weeks after placement.
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