Thistle seeds, thistle meal
Blessed milk thistle, or thistle milk (SILYBUM MARIANUM) - drug and ornamental plant of family of Astrov. In the people the thistle received set of names: "Sharp floridly", "Maryin thistle", "sacred thistle", "Saint Maria's thistle", "motley thistle", etc.
At many people of the world the thistle is esteemed as the strongest drug plant, gift to people from Saint Virgin Mary. According to the legend, Maria pointed to people to curative properties of thistle, and white spots on leaves symbolize its milk.
The thistle from olden days was widely used as medicine at many diseases. Last century at the Munich institute of pharmaceutics the biochemical structure of thistle spotty was defined. It turned out that it contains rare biologically active agent silimarin, and also many other medicinal components (in total about 200 valuable components).
Treated thistle since ancient times different, and hardest illnesses, and quite successfully. The thistle is considered strong curative plant on treatment of diseases of liver: cirrhosis, jaundice, its defeats from alcohol, drugs, toxins, radiation. The thistle is applied and at treatment of cholecystitis, inflammation of gall ducts and zhelchekamenny illness, illness of spleen, thyroid gland, blood, adjournment of salts, varicose veins, hypostases, edema, obesity, radiculitis and joint pains, hemorrhoids, allergic diseases.
In dermatology the thistle is applied to treatment of vitiligo, psoriasis, baldness, eels. The world famous preparations "Karsil", "Silibor", "Gepatinol" are made of seeds of thistle.
In national phytotherapy broth of roots of thistle is applied at toothache in the form of rinsings, at diarrhea, urine delay, radiculitis and spasms.
Juice from leaves of thistle is drunk at locks, inflammation of large intestine and mucous membrane of stomach.
Flour from seeds of thistle reduces sugar level indicator in blood, purifies even strongly zashlakovanny blood, helps to cure varicosity.
Not only the thistle is useful to sick, but also healthy people: its use increases ability of liver to clear organism of toxins.
Very important property of thistle - it has no contraindications and side effects.