The extract of Cynara Cardunculus has many properties both when used on its own and when it is made with other extracts. Its benefits have been known for a long time: just think that in the monograph prepared by the WHO on medicinal plants there is a chapter dedicated to the dried basal leaves of Cynara cardunculus L. (Asteraceae).
Of this perennial and thorny herbaceous plant, which produces different varieties of artichokes, the main beneficial properties are found in the dry leaves.
The above monograph states that cinaropicrin is used for the treatment of digestive disorders (such as dyspepsia, feeling of fullness, flatulence, nausea, stomach pain and vomiting), in the additional treatment of mild to moderate hypercholesterolemia, for treatment of atherosclerosis and renal dysfunction (diuretic). Indicated for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, in traditional medicine it has been used to treat anemia, diabetes, fever, gout, rheumatism and urinary calculi.