Silybum marianum, Carduus marianus, Mary Thistle, Milk Thistle

Silybum marianum, Carduus marianus

Mary Thistle, Milk Thistle
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: India
USDA Zone: 6-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterBlue, lavender, purple flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersThorny or spinyInvasive plantPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEthnomedical plant.
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Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Subtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A purple flower with prickly leaves whose name comes from the white veins on its leaves which exude a milky sap when broken.

Among all known herbal remedies, Milk Thistle finds its place as the leader in herbs to treat liver disease.

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