Artichoke

Scientific Name: Cynara scolymus

Artichoke Information

Artichokehas been used traditionally as food and medicinal herb for diuretic and digestive properties. The German Pharmacopoeia lists artichoke leaf for treating gastrointestinal complaints stemming from bile deficiency, as well as to stimulate appetite and diuresis. German authorities recognize that 'bitters' stimulate bile flow, increase bile solubility and cleanse the liver of fatty deposits. The results of several clinical investigations also showed the efficacy and safety of artichoke extracts in the treatment of hepato-biliary dysfunction and digestive complaints, such as sensation of fullness, loss of appetite, nausea and abdominal pain. Researchers have concluded that artichoke dry extract could be safely recommended to patients for treating hyperlipoproteinemia and, thus, prevention of vascular disease. Artichoke also has powerful antioxidant activity.

Artichoke Benefits

  • Lowers LDL or bad cholesterol and increases HDL or good cholesterol
  • Reduces triglycerides, total serum cholesterol
  • Has diuretic properties - useful in kidney disease
  • Increases bile flow and lover function - useful in the treatment of cirrhosis
  • Helps abdominal pain, heartburn, bloating
  • Relieves constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomitting

Artichoke Nutrient Content

Acid substance called cinarin, along with inulin, enzymes, tannin, and sugars

Artichoke Notes

There are no known drug interactions or side effects.

Artichoke Products

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  Nature's Herbs : Artichoke-Power 
 60 caps, 475 mg  $14.79   $8.95   More info 
  Natures Way : Artichoke Standardized Extract 
 60 caps  $9.99   $5.95   More info 


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