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Other Names:


Asteraceae (Family) / Globe / Alcachofra / Alcachofera / Artichaut / Tyosen-Azami / Globe Artichoke

Botanical Description:


  • A perennial plant which grows in the Mediterranean area and the Canary Islands and is widely cultivated elsewhere as a food plant.
  • Its tuberous root produces a stem from 3 to 5 feet high, with alternate, thistle-like leaves that are greyish-green above and woolly white underneath.
  • The blue flowers are enveloped in the familiar globular heads of purplish-green, spiny scales which terminate the main branches.
  • Artichokes destined for the dinner table are flower heads that were picked before maturity.
  • Flowering time varies from Spring to Mid-Summer, depending on the warmth of the climate.

Part of Plant Used:


  • Flower Heads
  • Leaves
  • Root

Main Uses:


  • Nutritionally beneficial for healthy liver, kidneys, and gallbladder function and the control of cholesterol.
  • During the 1930’s, clinical studies established its value in lowering blood cholesterol, urea and nitrogen waste products of metabolism.
  • In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 143 people with high cholesterol, artichoke leaf extract significantly improved cholesterol readings.
  • Germany’s Commission E has authorized its use for “dyspeptic problems.” Dyspepsia is a rather vague term that corresponds to the common word “indigestion,” indicating a variety of digestive problems including discomfort in the stomach, bloating, lack of appetite, nausea, and mild diarrhoea or constipation. At least one substantial double-blind study indicates that artichoke leaf is indeed helpful for this condition.
  • A number of animal studies suggest that artichoke protects the liver from damage by chemical toxins.




  • Rated relatively safe when taken in appropriate quantities for short periods of time.
  • When taken for any ailment if symptoms persist for more than one week consult your doctor or herbal practitioner.
  • Treating infants and children under 2 with any herbal preparation may be hazardous. Always consult with your doctor or herbal practitioner.


Pregnancy & Lactation:


  • Problems with pregnant women have not been proved. It is however always advisable to consult with your doctor or herbal practitioner before taking any medication or supplements.
  • Problems in breast-fed infants of lactating mothers when mother takes small or usual amounts have not been proved. It is however always advisable to consult with your doctor or herbal practitioner.


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