Common name: Globe Artichoke

Botanical name: Cynara scolymus

Synonyms: Artichoke

 

General description:

Globe artichoke has a long history of use as a vegetable delicacy in Europe, dating back to ancient Greece and Rome. It is still commonly consumed as a vegetable and in other forms for it’s medicinal properties. Traditional use of this vegetable has been linked with liver health.

 

Functions and general science:

One of the main therapeutic actions of Globe artichoke is as a choleretic.  Choleretics help to increase the liver's production of bile as well as bile flow. Healthy bile production and flow has a key role in helping with the digestion of fats.

 

Disclaimer:

The information provided in reference to this ingredient is general in nature and provided as information only.