Used in traditional Western herbalism to help relieve digestive disturbances, such as dyspepsia and to help increase bile flow.
The total antioxidant capacity of artichoke flower heads is one of the highest reported for vegetables.
Studies have shown artichoke to aid digestion, liver function and gallbladder function, and raise the ratio of HDL to LDL. This reduces cholesterol levels, which diminishes the risk for arteriosclerosis and coronary heart disease.
Artichoke fresh organic leaves Cynara scolymus.