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Globe artichoke, Cynara scolymus


Globe artichoke, Cynara scolymus

Description
vegetable

Constituents
caffeic acid and derivatives - chlorogenic acid and cynarin
flavonoids including luteolin and glycosides
bitter sesquiterpene lactones including cynaropicrin.

Therapeutics
primarily used as a liver and gall bladder remedy
Commission E lists dyspepsia as the sole use and describes the action as choleretic.
may inhibi hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA-reductase, inhibits cholesterol synthesis

 

 

 

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