Artichoke Extract

Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus), which is native to the Mediterranean region, has been grown in Turkey since ancient times.Traditionally, artichoke leaves are used for the detoxification of the body, gastrointestinal well-being and digestive disorders. Bioactive compounds found in artichoke leaves have diuretic, choleretic and detoxifying activities.The plant is rich in caffeoylquinic acids (such as chlorogenic acid and cynarin) and flavonoids. Caffeoylquinic acids play a major role in bile formation, bowel function and hepatoprotective activities while the flavonoids of the plant inhibit cholesterol biosynthesis and LDL oxidation. In addition; cynarine, chlorogenic acid and luteolin show antioxidant activities.