Latin Name: Cynara scolymus L.
Appearance: Yellow Brown Powder
Product Specification: 2.5%, 5%; 10:1
Cynara Scolymus Artichoke Extract /Scolymus Artichoke powder
Active ingredients: Caynarin, Caffeoyquinic acids
Artichoke is one of the popular winter months edible flower bud of Mediterranean origin. Known as "Ankinara" in Greek, its use as a vegetable is well known to the ancient Greeks and Romans who advocated it for its medicinal and health benefiting qualities. Botanically, it belongs within the thistle family (Asteraceae), in the genus: Cynara. Scientific name:Cyanara scolymus.
Cynara Scolymus Artichoke Extract has been used medicinally since the beginning of the 20th century to improve digestion. Historically used as a tea, artichoke is now preferred in the form of standardized extracts for consistent, more predictable results. Research on standardized artichoke extract has focused on the constituent, caffeoylquinic acid, and its ability to increase bile production in the liver. An increase in bile production assists the body in fat metabolism, which assists the digestion process. Artichoke is very popular in Europe for treating digestive complaints.
Cynara Scolymus Artichoke Extract helps support healthy bile flow and liver detoxification, and has a long history of promoting liver health. In a clinical study, artichoke decreased occasional gastrointestinal discomfort by 26.4% and improved quality of life by 20% after two months. Ninety-six percent of participants rated artichoke an effective ingredient reducing occasional gastrointestinal discomfort.
In Brazilian herbal medicine systems, leaf preparations are used for liver and gallbladder problems, diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, anemia, diarrhea (and elimination in general), fevers, ulcers, and gout.
Cynara Scolymus Artichoke Extract is used for several health benefits. Artichoke extract is taken from the long, serrated leaves at the base of the plant. This is the area of the plant that is most dense in biologically-active compounds, which are considered to be the health benefits of artichoke extract.
The artichoke has strong choleretic activity (promotes bile secretion in the liver), and choleretics increase the excretion of cholesterol and decrease the manufacture of cholesterol in the liver.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptom Relieve:
Artichoke leaf extract has potential value in relieving irritable bowel syndrome symptoms.
Dyspepsia is often attributed to insufficient flow of bile from the gallbladder, and there is evidence that artichoke leaf has the ability to stimulate this flow.
Liver Function Protection:
The artichoke plant is a member of the thistle family, and like milk thistle, it benefits the liver, protecting against toxins and infection. A Mediterranean home recipe uses fresh artichoke leaf juice mixed with wine or water as a liver tonic.
The carbohydrate in artichokes is in the form of inulin, which has been shown to stabilize blood sugar levels in diabetes. The artichokes must be fresh, as the inulin will eventually convert to other sugars as the artichoke ages.
1.As the raw material of drugs for Insulin ,it is mainly used in pharmaceutical field;
2.As the natural functional edible polysaccharide, it is mainly used in health product industry;
3.As the raw material of low energy health food, it is mainly used in cosmetic industry.
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