Silybi mariani fructus


This is a summary of the scientific conclusions reached by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of milkthistle fruit. The HMPC conclusions are taken into account by EU Member States when evaluating applications for the licensing of herbal medicines containing Milkthistle fruit.

This summary is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use medicines containing milkthistle fruit. For practical information about using milkthistle fruit medicines, patients should read the package leaflet that comes with the medicine or contact their doctor or pharmacist.

Key facts

Latin name Silybi mariani fructus
English common name Milkthistle Fruit
Botanical name Silybum marianum L. Gaertn.
Therapeutic area
Gastrointestinal disorders
F: Assessment finalised
Date added to the inventory
Date added to priority list
Outcome of European assessment
European Union herbal monograph


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