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The Chemical Constituents and Pharmacological Actions of Silybum Marianum

[ Vol. 15 , Issue. 5 ]

Author(s):

Fangxue Xu, Chunchao Han*, Yujuan Li, Mengmeng Zheng, Xiaozhi Xi, Chaoqun Hu, Xiaowei Cui and Hui Cao   Pages 430 - 440 ( 11 )

Abstract:


This review presents the chemical constituents and pharmacological actions of Silybum marianum. These chemical constituents include flavonolignans, fatty acids, phenolics and other chemical constituents. Furthermore, flavonolignans constituents include silymarin isosilychristin, silychristin, silydianin, silybin A, silybin B, isosilybin A, isosilybin B, etc. Pharmacological actions include a well curative effect on non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, UV damage, varieties of cancers, diabetes. In addition, its pharmacological actions include anti-inflammatory, anti-depression and more pharmacological actions. This paper will enable Silybum marianum lay the foundation for producing high and sustainable productions in the future.

Keywords:

Chemical constituents, fatty acids, flavonolignans, pharmacological actions, phenolics, Silybum marianum.

Affiliation:

Shandong University of traditional chinese medicine, Shandong University of traditional chinese medicine, Shandong University of traditional chinese medicine, Shandong University of traditional chinese medicine, Shandong University of traditional chinese medicine, Shandong University of traditional chinese medicine, Shandong University of traditional chinese medicine, Shandong University of traditional chinese medicine



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