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Blessed Milk thistle, Milk Thistle, Mary Thistle, Holy Thistle Silybum marianum

increasingly popular medicinal herb.

Large plant with shiny, spined leaves mottled with white. Outstanding, solitary, 2" purple flowers. All parts are edible. Medicinal: The active component, silymarin, is found in the seeds and is known for its liver rebuilding properties. NOTE: Cannot ship to WA, OR, or TX. Organically grown. Avg. 1,200 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.


Description:
Milk Thistle
Milk Thistle (Silybum Marianum) - Milk Thistle seeds grow easily and produce a hardy biennial that is native to the Mediterranean area and has naturalized throughout North America. It is very impressive as an ornamental herb plant. It is tall and stately with large, mottled, spiny foliage that contains a milky sap-like substance and large, thistle-like heads of rose-pink flowers. Milk Thistle herb plants do re-seed themselves, so it is recommended to deadhead the flowers before they set seed. Other common names for this herb plant are Mediterranean Milk Thistle, Marian Thistle, St Mary's Thistle and Holy Thistle.
Milk Thistle is a well-known medicinal herb with a long history of use in the treatment of liver and gallbladder ailments. It is the Milk Thistle seeds that are used medicinally, and they contain silymarin which is a flavonoid. The Milk Thistle herb may have a protective and regenerative effect on liver cells. As a nutritional supplement to support liver function, the seeds can be ground and added to hot cereals or other whole grain dishes.
How To Grow Milk Thistle From Herb Seeds: Grow Milk Thistle seeds directly in the herb garden. Prepare a seedbed and sow the herb seeds in the spring when temperatures have warmed. The Milk Thistle plants prefer full sun, but they are not picky about soils. They are also tolerant of dry and wet soils.
Herb Specifications
Season: Biennial
USDA Zones: 5 - 10
Height: 40 - 55 inches
Bloom Season: Late spring to mid summer
Bloom Color: Pink
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Grows in any type of soil, pH 6.6 - 7.8
Planting Directions
Temperature: 55 - 70F
Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: 1/4 - 1/2 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 24 - 36 inches

Materials: annual herb,Herb seed,great in containers,Perennial,Astragalus sinicus,Fabaceae,Astragalus Species,sinicus,Milk Vetch,Chinese Milk Vetch Astragalus sinicus,Medicinal,Landscape,Gardening

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