Artichoke: Properties

The Scolmuys Cynara (artichoke) is known as a vegetable all of which use its chapters fleshy or artichoke as food. But it is in the leaves, stem and root of the artichoke are concentrated where the active and bitter substances that give their properties choleretic, hepatoprotective and diuretic, which causes the artichoke is a medicinal plant of beneficial effects for the functions of liver.

Composition of the artichoke

Its activity is largely due to its content in minerals, especially manganese, vitamin A, B1, B2, C and enzymes (amylases, invertases, catalases, oxidases, cinarasas, ascorbinasas) and bitter principles, mucilages and peptic substances. Power of some of these enzymes is representative of Cinar, or cinarina, special active substance discovered in 1934 when isolated and crystallized from the artichoke, which acts directly on the bile and blood circulation, and that a solution can 1:150,000 to curdle the milk.

Properties of the artichoke

Hepato-biliary function is critical not only in the process of digestion developed bile and bile salts, but also because the liver is the organ that receives nutrients directly absorbed through the intestinal villi to rework or accumulate according physiological needs of our body. For this reason some physiologists refer to as the laboratory liver agency such vital functions as enriching the blood, removing toxins and facilitator for proper digestion.

The effect of artichoke on the liver causes an adjustment of its functions, especially the formation of bile (choleretic effect) and antitoxic functions of the liver. You regulates and facilitates the secretion of bile (cholagogue effect) and also relieves the discomfort arising from the stasis liver, as are the pressures and stomach pains, vomiting, dizziness, flatulence, dizziness, intestinal disorders (diarrhea, atony, constipation ) and rectal itching. You exerts a regulatory action on the kidney, facilitating the removal of water and waste product.

The active principles of artichoke have the ability to cause an increase in cholesterol esters in the blood, at the expense of cholesterol deposited in the tissues (arteries), which facilitates their removal, resulting in a marked effect protective against atherosclerosis.

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