Product: Milk Thistle Seed Powder
Latin Name: Silybum marianum syn. Carduus lactifolius, Carduus marianus, Centaurea dalmatica, Mariana lacteal.
Plant Family: Asteraceae
Other Names: Marian Thistle, Mary Thistle, Our Lady's Thistle, Lady's Thistle, Dappled Thistle, Blessed Milk Thistle, Thistle Finch, Chardon Notre Dame, Mariendistel, Cardo di Maria, Carod de Maria, Shui Fei Ji, Silibinin, Silybe de Marie, Silybin, Silybum, Silymarin, Silymarine & St. Marys Thistle.
Description: Native to the Mediterranean this biennial herb can also be found growing throughout Europe and has settled itself into Californian and Australian landscapes. The seeds also called achenes are produced when the flowers fade, the unprocessed ripe seed have fine white silky hairs attached, which help the seed to float on the breeze to disperse to new areas like the seed of the dandelion. The processed seeds are light brown and approximately 3-5m in length.
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SUGGESTED USEDry roasted the powder has been used as a coffee substitute; the powdered seed can also be added to bread, biscuits and cereal bars. Decoctions and infusions of the powdered herb can be added to lotions and creams for the skin.
Shelf LifeShelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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