Milk Thistle Oil Organic

Organic Milk Thistle Seed Oil, Organic Milk Thistle Oil, Organic Milk Thistle Kernel Oil, Organic Silybum Marianum Oil

cold pressed


Milk Thistle Oil Organic

Organic milk thistle oil in other languages:

Bio Mariendistelöl, organic milk thistle oil, orgaanisen maidon ohdakeöljyä, huile de chardon biologique, οργανικό γάλα γαϊδουράγκαθο γάλα, olio di cardo mariano biologico, óleo de cardo de leite orgânico, aceite orgánico de cardo de leche, органическое масло расторопши

Ingredients (INCI):

CAS: 84604-20-6
EINECS: 283-298-7

The milk thistle:

According to Central Europe, the plant was definitely brought in as a medicinal plant by the Romans. The thistle (holy thistle, lady's-thistle, milk thistle) is a valuable therapeutic and medicinal plant. It comes probably from the Mediterranean and Near Eastern steppes and from there it spread almost over the entire world. The root is a pyramid-shaped, deep taproot. The young plant is a vigorous rosette from which develope 60-200 cm high stems upright. The leaves are sessile, oblong oval, the edges are densely occupied with sharp and shiny green with whitish and marbling spots thorns. The flower heads are formed at the end of the stem and branches, they are medium-sized (4 to 6 cm long), egg-like shaped and surrounded by several prickly husk wreaths. 100 to 150 radiate arranged, purple-violet colored, rarely white tubular flowers develop on the flat bottom of the cage. The achenes are 6 to 7 mm long, smooth, brownish black with spots and a white, silky pappus.

How organic milk thistle oil is produced:

The seeds of the milk thistle are used for the oil extraction. The oil is extracted by cold pressing of the seeds. Then it is decanted, filtered and stored under nitrogen atmosphere. The cold pressed organic oil is yellow-green with a charachteristic smell and taste.

Organic milk thistle oil and its applications:

In pharmacy and medicine:
According to the literature the thistle is a well-known medicinal plant that has been used for centuries as herbal medicine


In cosmetics:
Organic milk thistle seed oil is used in topical skin care products and sunscreen.


In the kitchen:
The fruits of Silybum marianum contain 26 to 28% crude protein, 25 to 35% fatty oil with a fatty acid composition corresponding to the Sunflower: 46 to 65% linoleic acid, oleic acid 15 % to 25 %, 7 % to 12 % palmitic acid. The tocopherol content is between 500 and 800 mg/kg oil. Therefore, it is an excellent cooking oil and can be used for the preparation of salads and hot dishes.

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