Artichoke better know as Cynara scolymus has been used in traditional medicine for centuries as a specific liver and gallbladder remedy.
Artichoke Extract is used to mobilize fatty stores in the liver and detoxify it, and as a natural aid to lower cholesterol. Cynarin demonstrated properties against oxidative stress induced by inflammatory mediators. In addition it exercises a certain control on lipolysis, favouring the synthesis energy-transporting enzymes NAD-NADH2 and NADP-NADPH2. It acts as diuretic and vasoconstrictor, stimulating the lymphatic drainage system.
Artichoke mobilizes fat stores from tissues such as white adipose tissue, and these fats pour into the blood from which they are subsequently excreted from the body.