The Artichoke is a perennial plant of the Asteraceae family. Original from the Mediterranean region, it is a crop mutation that over the centuries has split from the common thistle. The active part of this plant are leafs that contain phenolic acids, mainly caffeoylquinic acids, including chlorogenic, crypto-chlorogenic, neo-chlorogenic acids and cynarin (the main active substance); flavonoids and sesquiterpene lactones, among other active compounds.
Traditionally, the artichoke has been used in all processes involved in digestion due to its:
It has also been observed to reduce blood cholesterol and triglycerides (thus preventing atherosclerosis). Its liver protective action is combined with the antioxidant properties of its natural polyphenols against free radicals.
Reduces cholesterol levels in blood
Artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.) leaves dry extract, standardized to 2% cinarin: 200 mg.
1 or 2 capsules daily, with a glass of water.
Don’t use in cases of obstruction of the bile ducts and cramps.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: effects have not yet been described
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