Artichoke is cultivated by both the early Greeks and Romans, it features a unique shape and delicate flavor.And it is a popular vegetable for both its unique taste and numerous health benefits. There are also many dietary supplement contains Artichoke leaf extract such as syrup and tablets.
What is Artichoke?
Artichoke originated in Ethiopia but Italy is the world's leading producer of the artichoke. In ancient times, the Greeks and Romans used the artichoke as a digestive aid. It is reported that artichoke leaf contains caffeic acid derivatives, most notably cynarin. The leaf also contains rutin, a flavonoid closely related to the antioxidant quercetin. Other compounds found in the leaf include sesquiterpene lactones, such as naropicrin, cynaropicrin and cynaratriol.
Health benefits of Artichoke Dietary Supplement
First of all, artichoke is good for the liver. High in silymarin and cynarin, your liver loves artichokes. Some studies have shown that these compounds may speed liver cell regeneration. As a natural diuretic and choleretic, artichokes stimulate bile production, improve gallbladder function and aid in a more efficient breakdown of foods for overall improved digestion. One of the major benefits of artichokes to your liver is that they are a natural defense against hepatoxicity. They guard your liver cells from damage caused by outside pollutants, carcinogens and toxins.
Secondly, it is reported that artichoke benefits for cholesterol. A study on artichoke leaf extract’s effect on blood cholesterol levels show that artichoke leaf is rich in antioxidants that can protect your body from damage from free radicals and environmental toxins. Over the course of one month, researchers found that the antioxidants in artichoke leaves led to less oxidative stress in the animal test subjects that received the supplement. Those receiving the supplement also had lower overall blood cholesterol levels.
Aside from lowering cholesterol, artichoke leaf extract is also beneficial in treating heartburn, indigestion, and irritable bowel syndrome. There is even anecdotal evidence it may help a person recover from a hangover.
Size effects of Artichoke Dietary Supplement
Artichoke might cause allergies to some people. It is reported that those who suffer allergic reactions to plants of the Asteraceae family may be allergic to artichoke leaf extract. Allergic reaction to the extract is normally upon contact with the skin, and may include rash, hives, itching, swelling and wheezing.
Artichoke have diuretic effects. Artichoke leaf has traditionally been used as a diuretic in European medicine. People cook and eat the leaves as a vegetable to stimulate the kidneys. Anyone taking artichoke leaf for a different purpose should be aware it may cause more frequent urination.
Artichoke and dietary supplement
Artichokes are a great source of dietary fiber, magnesium, and chromium, a trace mineral. Artichokes are a good source of vitamin C, folic acid, biotin, and manganese. They are also sources of niacine, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin A and potassium. At present we can do contract manufacturing for artichoke syrup and artichoke capsules. Contact us if you are interested in.