Artichoke is used to stimulate the flow of bile from the liver and helps reduce the symptoms of heartburn and alcohol “hangover.” Artichoke leaf is also used for high cholesterol, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), kidney problems, anemia, fluid retention (edema), arthritis, bladder infections, and liver problem
Active Constituents of Artichoke
Sesquiterpene lactones including cynaropicrin, caffeic acid derivatives (polyphenols). (The next group is sometimes referred to as Caffeoylquinic Acids or Chlorogenic Acids they are synonymous) Chlorogenic acid (3-caffeoylquinic acid), cynarin (1,3-dicaffeoyl quinic acid) and many other dicaffeoylquinic acid derivatives, flavonoids (mainly derivatives of luteolin).
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