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Milk thistle oil is considered one of the most common
aromatherapy products. It enjoys wide popularity quite deservedly: it is the
oil that is the most active and valuable medicinal form of this plant. It is an
affordable but often counterfeit base that can be safely called one of the most
inimitable bases in aromatherapy. Unlike many base oils, milk thistle is used
almost exclusively internally. The healing properties of this oil not only
dominate the cosmetology, but are also very highly specialized. It is the best
herbal hepatoprotector, which also has a wide range of other protective
properties used in official medicine.
Mature seeds of milk thistle contain more than a third of
fatty oil, which makes production quite productive. Depending on the method by
which the base is obtained, both its quality and the range of its
characteristics are determined.
The oil is extracted either by cold pressing or by oil
extraction using other neutral base oils as a reagent. The first method is
preferable, the product obtained in this way can be considered the only
high-quality milk thistle oil from the point of view of aromatherapy. The
healing properties of the base obtained by extraction are several times lower, and
in terms of its biological activity, it cannot be equated with high-quality
When using the cold-pressed method, the resulting base
contains not only valuable fatty oil, but also impurities of all compounds
contained in plant seeds - resins, essential oils, histamine, mucus, tyramine,
which determine its active properties, which are not characteristic of any
other oil in the sphere of antiallergic and protective effects on the body. If
the oil was obtained by oil extraction, the content of these very important
substances is sharply reduced, or even absent.
Milk thistle oil, in addition to histamine and tyramine
amines that are unique to the bases, also boasts the content of flavonoids -
silydianin, taxifolin, silybin and silicristin, which are extremely rare in
vegetable oils. Silybin is a natural active enzyme that protects the liver at
the cellular level from the effects of toxins, as well as the best regenerative
element for the restoration of cell membranes and optimization of protein
The rich set of trace elements also enhances the active
effect of the oil, in particular its regenerating properties. Milk thistle
contains boron, chromium, potassium, manganese, calcium, selenium, iron, zinc,
copper. The active antioxidant properties of the oil are determined by the high
content of vitamins D, F, C and A in easily digestible fat-soluble forms.
The fatty acid composition of the milk thistle seed base is
less unique. More than half of the total mass falls on various forms of
linoleic acid (about 60% of the volume), which acts in close duet with oleic
acid, which is about 1/5 of the mass. The significant content of palmitic acid,
balancing their effects on the body, as well as admixtures of arachidic,
stearic and behenic acids allow milk thistle oil to be efficiently and quickly
Milk thistle oil is very rarely applied as an external
agent, even a cosmetic effect is most often achieved by the method of internal
intake, thus stimulating the healing process.
It is a greasy, non-viscous, yet pronounced heavy oil that,
when applied to the skin, feels like a rather greasy film.
Since the oil is applied to damaged areas, it is difficult
to judge the overall effect and sensations. It has a quick calming and
analgesic effect on wounds and burns, accelerates the healing and regeneration
The combination of antiulcer and wound healing properties,
complemented by a powerful anti-inflammatory effect and anti-toxic effect,
makes it possible to classify milk thistle as an oil with a rare sphere of
influence on the body. This base is the most powerful hepatoprotector.
Milk thistle oil is actively used:
After sea buckthorn oil, famous for its vitamin composition,
it is milk thistle that is considered the most biologically active oil among
the bases. Despite its complete non-aggressiveness, it is practically not used
in daily, regular skin care: it is an assistant for emergency cases.
Milk thistle oil is one of the most powerful bases for
anti-burn therapy, treatment of damaged and injured skin (according to some
reports, it is more effective than sea buckthorn). Milk thistle combines a
wound healing effect with active regeneration and removal of local foci of
inflammation, accelerates the healing process of wounds, all types of sun and
household burns and diaper rash.
This oil is also used for dermatoses, psoriasis, vitiligo,
lichen, acne, allergic dermatitis, but the effect on these diseases is carried
out not externally, but internally. But this is more likely to be attributed to
the category of medicinal rather than cosmetic properties and is considered
within the framework of the complex therapeutic effects of the oil.
When taken internally, milk thistle oil helps restore hair,
prevent hair loss, and can be used to combat hair loss.