What is Artichoke (Cynara scolymus)?

Artichoke is a plant. The leaf, stem, and root are used to make “extracts” which contain a high concentration of certain chemicals found in the plant. These extracts are used as medicine. Artichokes rich nutrition, every 100 grams edible part contains water 80.5 g and 0.2 g of fat, protein 2.8 g and 9.9 g sugar, vitamin A160mg, vitamin C8mg, calcium and phosphorus 69 mg mg, 1.5 mg, iron, and good for people’s food thistle element, asparagine and flavonoids, etc. In all active ingredients of the artichoke, Portuguese acid (Cynarin) is the most well-known. ebiochem.com

Artichoke is used to stimulate the flow of bile from the liver, and this is thought to help reduce the symptoms of heartburn and alcohol “hangover.” Artichoke is also used for high cholesterol, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), kidney problems, anemia, fluid retention (edema), arthritis, bladder infections, and liver problems. ebiochem.com

Some people use artichoke for treating snakebites, preventing gallstones, lowering blood pressure, lowering blood sugar; to increase urine flow; and as a tonic or stimulant. ebiochem.com

In foods, artichoke leaves and extracts are used to flavor beverages. Cynarin and chlorogenic acid, which are chemicals found in artichoke, are sometimes used as sweeteners. ebiochem.com

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