The Globe Artichoke is well known as a vegetable but Alfred Vogel knew that the usefulness of the plant is not restricted to its large flower-bud. It is from the Cynara leaves that this tincture is created.
Reduces cholesterol levels,
Stimulates liver function,
Cynara grows easily in the warmer Mediterranean climate. It is often found as part of the diet of those living in these countries, and is considered to be a luxury food.
Cynara has a bitter taste due to the presence of cynaropicrin and cynarin, which are found only in the green parts of the plant. They have very specific properties, protecting and enhancing liver function in a way similar to silymarin which is found in Milk Thistle.
Cynara also contains a group of compounds known as phenolic acids which have the ability to reduce blood cholesterol and lipid levels through their action on the liver.
Medical opinion should be sought when acute or chronic liver conditions are present.
Medical advice should be sought with acute and severe liver complaints such as hepatitis and biliary tract occlusion.
This is not intended to replace medical advice. You should consult a Doctor or Pharmacist if you have any condition that is of concern. It is also recommended that you consult a Healthcare Professional before taking herbal remedies if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or before giving herbal medicine to a child under two years old.
Do not use alongside medication with the same action, e.g. a tranquillising herb alongside tranquillising medication.
Do not take more than three herbal remedies concurrently.
Please seek medical advice if pregnant.
Do not take if breast feeding.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.