- Latin Name: Cynara scolymus
- CAS No.: 84012-14-6
- Active Ingredient: Chlorogenic Acid
- Specifiche: 5% – 13%
- Test Method: HPLC
- Part used: Leaves
- Appearance: Fine yellow brown powder
The artichoke, common name of the cynaria scolymus, is a vegetable that belongs to the composite family. Of Mediterranean origin, practically unknown in the wild, it derives from selections of the thistle (Cardo Cardunculus). The stem (50 to 150 cm high) is straight and robust with longitudinal streaks, with large alternate leaves, of a more or less intense green color and in some cases gray in the upper part; the leaves have the characteristic of being rather thorny.
They have appetite-regulating properties, boast a diuretic effect and are recommended for solving problems with cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, overweight and cellulite. They are also highly valued for their tonic and detoxifying characteristics, for their ability to stimulate the liver, calm coughs and help purify the blood, fortify the heart, dissolve stones.