Botanical Name: Silybum marianum
Plant Part Used: Leaf
Processing Method: Extraction
Native to Southern Europe, Milk thistle is also known as blessed Milk thistle, Scotch thistle, and Mary thistle. It is a plant with purple flower and shiny pale green leaves. It mainly consists of silymarine, silibinin, and linoleic acid. Traditionally milk thistle has been used for promoting the health of the gallbladder and liver. It is also known to promote heart health.
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|Mesh size||NLT 100% Through 80 mesh||USP<786>|
|Loss on drying||NMT 5.0% w/w||USP<731>|
|Total ash||NMT 5.0% w/w||USP<561>|
|Total Heavy Metals||NMT 10 ppm||USP<231>|
|Lead||NMT 0.5 ppm||USP<232>|
|Arsenic||NMT 1 ppm||USP<232>|
|Mercury||NMT 0.5 ppm||USP<232>|
|Cadmium||NMT 0.5 ppm||USP<232>|
|Total Plate Count||NMT 100,000 cfu/g||USP<61>|
|Yeast & Mold||NMT 1000 cfu/g||USP<61>|