Carduus Marianus, Silbum Marianum, (Asteraceae - Daisy Family), Milk Thistle
High content of linoleic acid. Known healing plant.
C16:0 Palmitic acid: 7-9%C16:1 Palmitoleic acid: max 2%C18:0 Stearic acid: 4-7 %C18:1 Oleic acid: 26-35 %C18:2 Linoleic acid: 48-58 %C18:3 Linolenic acid: max 2%
Good shelf life
The yellow milkthistle oil is gained from the seeds of the milkthistle, a known healing plant.
Milkthistle oil has a high content of linoleic acid.
In cosmetics milkthistle oil is used because of ist high content of linoleic acid. Because of its short shelf life the oil is mixed with more stable carrier oils like jojoba.
Milkthistle oil is used as a supplement to support liver and digestive system. The oil has a mild taste and is good for refining finished dishes and salads. In cosmetics milkthistle oil is used because of its high content of linolein acid. The oil is mixed with more stable oils like jojoba due to its short shelf life.
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