Artichoke (Cynara scolymus) - a plant of the Asteraceae family, rarely cultivated in Poland. The raw food material is its inflorescence (Inflorescentia Cynarae) and herbs (Cynarae scolymi). Inflorescence and herb provide a lot of substances, such as proteins, cynarin, flavonoids insulin, carotene, polyphenolic acids, triterpenes, carbohydrates and vitamins (B1, B2 and C). It is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and diuretic and choagogne, lowers LDL cholesterol (by reducing the activity of the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, it protects the liver, is antitoxin for carbon disulfide (Cynareina.). It is used in the diuretic preparations, in rich in proteins and carbohydrates and vitaminizing supplements. Improves insulin metabolism of the pancreas., used as a component in pro-health supplements supporting digestion, lowering cholesterol levels, herbal blends (in combination with extracts of. milk thistle, B group vitamins, and others).
Dosage: 600-1000 mg per day.