Silybum marianum

(SIH-lih-bum mayr-ee-AY-num)

A plant that has been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems, including stomach, liver, and gallbladder disorders. The active extract of Silybum marianum seeds is called silymarin. It is being studied in the prevention of liver damage caused by some cancer treatments. Also called milk thistle.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "Silybum marianum"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "Silybum marianum"

Planta que se ha usado en algunas culturas para tratar ciertos problemas médicos, como trastornos del estómago, el hígado y la vesícula biliar. El extracto activo de las semillas de Silybum marianum se llama silimarin. Está en estudio para prevenir el daño hepático (hígado) que causan algunos tratamientos de cáncer. También se llama cardo lechero.

Milk Thistle