Artichoke leaf is mainly used toxify the liver and gall bladder problems and can be used to lower cholesterol and in is used for digestive in small doses. Early studies showed Artichoke Leaf works on symptoms of irritable bowel disease. It’s also known for helping obese people to lose weight.
Latin Name: Cynara Scolymus
Common Names: Artichoke, Globe Artichoke
The leaf or the flower head is dried for use.
Hepatic, biliary fluidifying, cholagogic, diuretic, antirheumatic, digestive, anticholesterol, fat reducing.
The leaf were not only eaten but made into a tonic for the liver and bile drainage from the gall bladder. It’s contains a healthy source of fiber, potassium, vitamin C, folate, and magnesium. It widely used in Europe for arteriosclerosis and for lowering cholesterol. Artichoke leaf is also good for the kidneys with its diuretic properties.
Topical Uses / Applications:
GRAS – Generally Recognized As Safe. This herb can be safely consumed when used appropriately. However, you should not use Artichoke if you are allergic to artichoke or other Asteracea plants. Do not use Artichoke if you have a bile duct obstruction or gallstones. Artichoke may enhance other cholesterol-lowering agents.
These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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