Thistle seeds are highly appreciated due to the abundance of biologically active substances found in them – essential oils, mucus, resins, biogenic elements – tyramine and histamine, especially for the silymarin. Thistle seeds can be used in salads, mashed potatoes, green cocktails and other dishes.
Thistle seeds (lot. Silybum marianum). Naturally, the species of thistle grow in Asia and Southern Europe. In the legend about thistle it is said that the white patches appeared on the leaves of the thistle, as the drops of milk from the Virgin Mary’s breast were dropped on them. From the deep ancient plant was used to stimulate milk production. The real thistle seeds are liked by goldfinch and other small birds. By the 19th century in Europe, the plant has been specially cultivated and all of its parts were consumed.