Artichoke Extract Cynarin, an active chemical constituent in Cynara, causes an increased bile flow. The majority of the cynarin found in artichoke is located in the pulp of the leaves, though dried leaves and stems of artichoke also contain cynarin.
Artichoke is a member of the milk thistle family. Artichoke grows to a height of about 2 m and produces a large, violetgreen flower head. The flower petals and fleshy flower bottoms are eaten as a vegetable throughout the world.
The artichoke was used as a food and medicine by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. In several countries, standardized herbal drugs of artichoke are manufactured and sold as prescription drugs for high cholesterol and digestive and liver disorders.
This diuretic vegetable is of nutritional value because of its exhibiting aid to digestion, strengthening of the liver function, gall bladder function, and raising of HDL/LDL ratio. This reduces cholesterol levels, which diminishes the risk for arteriosclerosis and coronary heart disease. Aqueous extracts from artichoke leaves have also shown to reduce cholesterol by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase and having a hypolipidemic influence, lowering blood cholesterol. Artichoke contains the bioactive agents apigenin and luteolin.
|Product Name||Artichoke Extract|
|Latin Name||Cynara Scolymus L.|
|Appearance||Brown Fine Powder|
Sieve Analysis NLT 100% pass 80 mesh
Loss on Drying ≤4.0%
Ash Content ≤2.0%
Total Heavy Metals ≤20ppm
Pesticide Residues ≤10ppb
Total Plate Count 1000cfu/g
Total Yeast & Mold 100cfu/g
Artichoke Extract Cynarin Function
*In Europe, Artichoke is a herbal medicine that has been used to treat indigestion. Artichoke extract is used to treat gastrointestinal disorders including abdominal pain, abdominal distension, nausea and vomiting.
*Artichoke extract can reduce blood lipids, mainly through the synthesis and decomposition effect of cholesterol and lipid in the liver to regulate lipid levels, thus preventing the occurrence of atherosclerosis.
*Artichoke extract has a strong antioxidant effect and Anti-oxidation is the main reason for liver protection and promoting liver regeneration.
*Anti-microbial activity is relatively high, anti-fungal activity is stronger than anti-bacterial activity.