Artichoke. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Artichoke (Cynara scolimus)
The artichoke is actually a variety not wild thistle spiny Mediterranean regions. This plant is consumed the flower but the leaves are those that contain therapeutic properties.

Its action choleretic (bile secretion aumeta) is attributed to a bitter substance: cynarin.

Artichoke Properties

* Útlil Especially in the case of congestion or sluggish liver, jaundice, and poor digestion of fats.
* It also acts on states of constipation, since the bile can activate bowel movements, helping to promote the elimination of feces.
* The leaves also contain sterols, magnesium, potassium and other nutrients that act synergistically with cynarin.
* Your purifying activity is interesting in the adjuvant treatment of weight control diets.
* Colagogo, choleretic (cholecystitis, cholelithiasis). It is a specific liver disorders (hepatitis, cirrhosis). It should be used in diseases of the liver, liver failure, cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia), atherosclerosis, heaviness, difficult digestion.
* Also used for anorexia, atherosclerosis and hypertriglyceridemia.
* Other uses: Diuresis: cystitis, oliguria, hyperuricemia, gout, hypertension, edema, overweight accompanied by fluid retention.

Contraindications of artichoke
The bitter principles can pass into breast milk when breastfeeding.

Side effects of artichoke

None known.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

Note if alcohol use as an extract.

(0 = none, 1 = somewhat toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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