Milk Thistle (Silybum Marianum, Silibinin, silybin)

Silybum marianum has other common names include cardus marianus, milk thistle blessed milkthistle, Marian thistle, Mary thistle, Saint Mary's thistle, Mediterranean milk thistle, variegated thistle and Scotch thistle. This species is an annual or biennial plant of the Asteraceae family. This fairly typical thistle has red to purple flowers and shiny pale green leaves with white veins.

Studies

A review of the bioavailability and clinical efficacy of milk thistle phytosome: a silybin-phosphatidylcholine complex (Siliphos).
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16164374

Silymarin inhibits endothelial progenitor cells' senescence and protects against the antiproliferative activity of rapamycin: preliminary study.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20838231

Dehydrosilybin attenuates the production of ROS in rat cardiomyocyte mitochondria with an uncoupler-like mechanism.Gabrielov√° E1
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0139208