Artichoke Leaf - CYNARA SCOLYMUS
(Cut & Sifted) (Organically Grown) Available in 1 OZ, 1/4 LB, 1/2 LB, 1 LB.
Description: Artichoke is a perennial plant belonging to the Compositae (Asteraceae) family. It has a short rhizome and a strong, erect, stalk that is thickly covered in prickly leaves that taper into a flattened greenish or purple tip. The flower, resembling a large thistle, is rich blue in color. Artichoke leaves contain a wide number of active constituents, including cynarin, dicaffeoylquinic acid, caffeoylquinic acid, and scolymoside.
Other Names: Alcachofera, Alcachofra, Artichaut, Garden Artichoke, Globe artichoke, Tyosen-Azami
Part Used: Leaf
Medicinal Uses: Artichoke leaf has been considered to reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure, support liver and gallbladder, and enhance digestion.
Precautions and Adverse Reactions: The use of artichoke is not recommended for those who are allergic to artichokes and other members of the Compositae (Daisy) family. Don't use artichoke leaf if you have gallstones.
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