Milk thistle is a flowering plant native to the Mediterranean region. It has spiky, purple flowers and large, prickly leaves. The seeds of the plant are small, dark, and glossy, and are often used as a herbal remedy. They have a slightly bitter and astringent flavor, and can be ground and added to smoothies, teas, and baked goods.
In traditional herbal medicine, milk thistle seeds have been used for a variety of purposes, but their safety and effectiveness have not been extensively studied by modern scientific research.
Botanical Name: silybum marianum
Also known as: blessed thistle, true thistle, Lady's thistle,