|Commercial name||Milk Thistle Seed/Silymarin|
|Botanical name||Silybum marianum|
|Origin||China or Eastern Europe|
Milk Thistle Oil
The silymarin is substance in the seeds. It protects the liver against the action usually very harmful for certain products. Clinical trials have demonstrated that one could prevent severe liver poisoning due to the ingestion of carbon tetrachloride or poisonous mushrooms, taking the sylimarme just before or within 48 hours. In Germany, silymarin is used successfully to treat hepatitis and liver cirrhosis.
- Protects the liver
- Stimulates bile secretion
- Stimulates lactation
- Stimulates cell renewal
- Treatment of hepatitis
- Treating all kinds of liver disease (infection, alcohol abuse, etc.)
The tucumã kernel oil is very similar in appearance, consistency and properties to the the palm kernel oil. It is ideal for cooking. Due to their low level of free acids the refining process becomes much simpler compared to the palm oil. The high concentration of lauric acid (47%) detected in the tucumã kernel oil qualifies it with excellent properties for soap processing. Rich in omega 3, 6 and 9, it is an excellent moisturizer, used in cosmetics for skin hydration, body lotions and hair care products for damaged hair. It is also an excellent emollient with high spreadability. This oils is rich in beta-carotene being ideal for sun related skin care.
The fruit oil is highly nutritious containing one of the highest concentrations of β-carotene (180 to 330 mg/100 g of oil), only equaling the value of buriti pulp (Mauritia flexuosa). This exceptional high natural concentration of β-carotene, known as one of the most powerful natural antioxidants, forms a protective film and enhances the brilliance and vitality of dry and brittle hair. Contains high levels of vitamins A and C, in addition to the anti-oxidant properties, the topical application of these vitamins can improve the elasticity and firmness of the skin.
Perilla is usually consumed directly in everyday life. The leaves are green (purple coloured if still young age) is used as a complement in salads, this leaves well-known in the culture barbeque in Korea. The seeds can be extracted an oil which is rich in benefits.
Perilla seed oil contains high levels of omega 3 fatty acids that are known to have antiseptic activity and to be effective against the bacteria responsible for acne. capacity is also attributed to this oil to suppress chronic inflammation and itching. Perilla seed oil is particularly suitable for use in a mixture, in facial massage oil, lotion, cream and as part of the scrub salt formulations.