• Leonie Quigley

Herb of the Week

Globe Artichoke - Scientific name (Cynara scolymus)


Parts used: Leaf


Main Actions:

Choleretic – increases bile production by the liver

Hepatoprotective – protects hepatocytes (liver cells) against toxic damage

Cholagogue – increased release of stored bile from the gallbladder

Hypocholesterolaemic – reduces levels of cholesterol in the blood

Antiemetic – reduces nausea and vomiting

Diuretic depurative – assists detoxification via the kidneys (urine)


Warnings:

Avoid if there are allergies to the Daisy Family of Plants



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