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Silymarin is a substance which was isolated in 1968 from the seeds of the milk thistle (Silybum marianum L. Gaertn), a species known in antiquity as an efficacious and medicinal plant (wagner et al., 1968). The chemical structure of silymarin has been eluci­dated and satisfactorily defined. Sily­marin with refined techiques of chemi­cal separation was found to be formed of three compounds which are isom-ers and have the empirical fromula C25 H22 oiq {wagner et al., 1974).

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