cynara scolymus


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Related to cynara scolymus: Silybum marianum, Peumus boldus
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artichoke

artichoke

Liver protector and gentle diuretic, increases bile flow, helps digest fats and get digestion moving, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, good for indigestion and heartburn, breaks down cholesterol into bile salts. Famous for significantly lowering bad LDL cholesterol while raising good HDL cholesterol. Used throughout history for all kinds of digestive health disorders-indigestion, irritable stomach, nervous, flatulence (gas), irritable bowel, liver protector, enhances detoxification reactions. Artichokes are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients making them incredible defenders against cancer, aging, heart disease, atherosclerosis. Anticarcinogen flavonoid antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and antiallergenic properties. Artichokes also have lots of fiber, vitamin C, quercitin, potassium, folic acid and magnesium.
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Etude de l'extraction des composes phenoliques de differentes parties de la fleur d'artichaut Cynara scolymus L.
Hepatoprotective activity of polyphenolic compounds in isolated rat hepatocytes from Cynara scolymus against CCI4 toxicity.
INCI: Water, levan, cynara scolymus (artichoke) fruit extract (suggested name), decyl glucoside, phenethyl alcohol, glucose, caffeine, theobromine, methyl xanthine, paraxanthine
The artichoke that we buy in the store is actually the flower bud of a large thistle plant, Cynara scolymus.
Apart from Silymarin and Glycyrrhizin also extracts from Cynara scolymus (artichoke leave extracts, ALE) are used.
In this work, a fraction enriched in dicaffeoylquinic acids (DCCAs) and luteolin-7-O-[beta]-D-glucuronide was investigated on its choleretic effect in the isolated perfused rat liver (IPRL) compared to cynarin (1,3-DCCA), the main choleretic compound of Cynara scolymus L.