Native to southern Europe, Asia Minor and North Africa.
Scientific name: Silybum marianum.
Other Names: Asnal thistle, white thistle, milk thistle, St. Mary’s thistle, Mary’s thistle, donkey thistle.
Active Ingredients: Various flavonoids (kenferol, quercetol), mucilages, amines: tyramine and histamine, lipids (20-30%), phytosterols: campestrol, stigmasterol, sitosterol, organic acids, saponosides and vitamins E, C and K, silymarin and flavonoids.
Part Used: Fruits.