A Vogel Artichoke Cynara Drops is a fresh herb tincture of Globe Artichoke known for its cleansing properties. Artichoke Drops contain the extract made from the leaves of the plant because these have been found to contain the greatest concentration of its active components. Artichoke leaves contain a host of compounds including flavonoids and polyphenols including cynarin and chlorgenic acid. Although scientists initially believed that cynarin was the important compound, today we know that it is actually the whole blend of its compounds that all appear to play a part in artichoke extract's multiple benefits.
Artichoke (Cynara scolymus) 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.
As well as being an enjoyable food, artichoke 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.
- Made from freshly harvested Cynara scolymus (Globe Artichoke) leaves
- Organically grown
- Botanical food supplement containing cynarin
Dosage: As a food supplement, Adults: 20 drops 2 to 3 times daily in a little water. Maintenance: 20 drops 1 to 2 times daily, in a little water, or as directed by your healthcare profestional.
Please seek medical advice if pregnant. Do not take if breastfeeding. Medical advice should be sought with acute and severe liver complaints such as hepatitis and bilary tract occlusion. Keep out of reach and sight of children. This product is not recommended for children.
Tincture of organically grown fresh Cynara scolymus (Globe Artichoke) leaves, extracted in alcohol (66% v/v).
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