Artichoke (from Latin cynara) is a genus of plants of asteraceae family. The origin of the name is explained from the Arabic words al-khurshuf, through the Italian articiocco . Artichoke cleans and revitalizes the skin. Artichoke extract is recommended primarily in cases of diseases of the liver and gall bladder. Artichoke extract contains active ingredient – bioflavonoid cynarin, which, being a powerful antioxidant, binds free radicals.
Artichoke extract is a powerful hepatoprotector, i.e. the active substances protect liver cells against toxins, aids in waste removal, such as heavy metals salts and other unwanted substances from the body.