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Silybum marianum

Silybum marianum

Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn. Engl.: blessed milkthistle, milk thistle, blessed milk-thistle, holy thistle, lady's thistle, Mary thistle, St Mary's milk thistle, St. Mary's thistle, variegated thistle. Deu.: Mariendistel. Suom.: maarianohdake. Sven.: mariatistel. Fran.: chardon Marie, chardon-marie commune, lait de Notre-Dame, silybe, silybum marial. Ital.: cardo mariano. Pharm.: fructus silybi, semen cardui mariae. Bot. syn.: Carduus marianus L., Mariana mariana (L.) Hill.

Carduus Marianus.

Botanical name:

Classic texts: Petersen 1905.

Three Facts.

Classic texts: Journals: Ellingwood 1908. Silybum for varicose veins, Ammonium chloride for poison ivy, Zinc oxide for soft corn.

Growing milk thistle.

Botanical name:
Problems:
Archives: Best of the Herbal Forums: 09.1995.

Milk thistle.

Botanical name:
Archives: Best of the Herbal Forums: 10.1994.

Photo: Silybum marianum 7.

Taxonomy extra:
Flower and seedhead. Helsinki bot.g., (Kump.), Finland. Planted. 2006-08-19.

Hints'n'tips

Problems:
Preparations:
Henriette's herbal blog: Things I've jotted down here and there.

Photo: Silybum marianum 6.

Taxonomy extra:
Flower. Oulu bot.g., Finland. Planted. 2005-08-30.

Photo: Silybum marianum 5.

Taxonomy extra:
Flower. Turku bot.g., Ruissalo, Finland. Planted. 2004-08-26.

Photo: Silybum marianum 4.

Taxonomy extra:
Flowers. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 2003-07-21.

Photo: Silybum marianum 3.

Taxonomy extra:
Flower, white-flowered version. Kyoto bot.g, Japan. Planted. 2001-05-10.

Photo: Silybum marianum 2.

Taxonomy extra:
Flowering tops. Westers garden, Kemiö, Finland. Planted. 1999-07-29.

Photo: Silybum marianum.

Taxonomy extra:
Flowering plant. Yep, it's spiny. If you want to get the seeds you need leather gloves, and patience. BGBM, Berlin, Germany. Planted. 1995-06-01.

Photo: Silybum marianum 1.

Taxonomy extra:
Flowers. BGBM, Berlin, Germany. Planted. 1995-06-01.


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