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Nom scientifique : Cynara scolymus

Synonyms : cynara, globe artichoke

Part(s) used


Principal constituents

Organic and bitter acids (cynaropicrin and derivatives), flavonoids and inulin

Recognized therapeutic effects 

  • Protects the liver and gall bladder
  • Stimulates digestive secretions, particularly bile
  • Relieves dyspepsia, indigestion and bloating

Traditional use

  • None


  • Gallstones
  • Obstruction of the bile ducts
  • Obstruction of the bile ducts
    Strong allergy to artichoke or allergy to plants of the sunflower family (ragweed, chrysanthemum, etc). In the case of other allergies, allergic symptoms may be exacerbated
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Drug interaction

  • None documented

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