Cynara scolymus (Artichoke)
Artichoke extract made with freshly harvested cynara
(Globe Artichoke) is probably best known for its edible ‘heart’ - the
mass of immature florets in the centre of the bud that is called the
choke or beard.
Cynara can still be found in the wild in some
parts of the world such as North Africa. From around the 9th Century
cynara was cultivated in Naples and can now be found in many other parts
of the world. In the 16th Century, the Dutch introduced cynara to the
English who gave it the name artichoke. Nowadays the cultivation of
cynara is concentrated mainly in countries round the Mediterranean.
Benefits and features of A.Vogel Cynara tincture:
from freshly harvested Cynara
scolymus (Globe Artichoke) leaves
As well as being an enjoyable food, cynara can also by made
into a tea or a herbal tincture. The Italians took one step further and
use it as the primary flavour of a tasty liqueur!
One of the
plant chemicals found in cynara, known as cynarin, is thought to be
responsible for its healthcare qualities. The majority of cynarin found
in artichoke is in the pulp of the leaves, which is why Alfred Vogel used this part of the plant for his tincture of Cynara scolymus.
Tincture of organically grown fresh Cynara scolymus (Globe Artichoke) leaves, extracted in alcohol (66%V/V).
Adults: 20 drops 2 to 3 times daily in a little water.
Maintenance: 20 drops 1 to 2 times daily, in a little water.
Children: This product is not recommended for children.
Do not exceed stated recommended daily dose.
seek medical advice if pregnant. Do not take if breastfeeding. Medical
advice should be sought with acute and severe liver complaints such ad
hepatitis and bilary tract occlusion.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.