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GLOBE ARTICHOKE

ARTISJOK, Cynara scolymus
Parts used: Leaves
Constituents: Sesquiterpene lactones, Phenolic acids including cynarin, Flavonoids.
Vitamins; Pro-vitamin A, B1, B2, C. Minerals; Iodine, trace minerals
 
Actions Indications
Hepatoprotective Hepatitis, fatty liver, alcoholism, drug abuse
Trophorestorative
Choleretic
To the liver, Increases bile production without impairing liver function and increases excretion of cholesterol and solids in bile. Dyspepsia, nausea, IBS, chronic constipation, anorexia
Cholagogue  
Hypoglycaemic
Hypothyroidism
Anti-obesity
Obesity, Inulin rebalances the bowel
Anti-cholesterol Lowers LDL’s and triglycerides levels in patients with heart disease
Diuretic Alterative Mild oedema, mild renal insufficiency, arthritis, Arteriosclerosis, Ascites (portal hypertension)
 
Herbal extract, 15-30mL per week
Energetics: Cooling, very bitter, sweet, moist
Meridians: liver, gallbladder, bladder
Caution: Lactating mothers
 
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