Generic: Globe artichoke
treats Alcohol-induced hangover, Antioxidant, Dyspepsia, Irritable bowel syndrome, Choleretic, and Lipid-lowering
TraditionWARNING: DISCLAIMER: The below uses are based on tradition, scientific theories, or limited research. They often have not been thoroughly tested in humans, and safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider. There may be other proposed uses that are not listed below.
Allergies, anemia, antifungal, arthritis, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), bitter tonic, cholelithiasis (stops bile flow), constipation, cystitis (bladder inflammation), diuretic, eczema, emesis (vomiting), gout (foot inflammation), hepatoprotection (liver protection), jaundice, nausea, nephrolithiasis/ urolithiasis (kidney stones), nephrosclerosis (kidney disease), probiotic, peripheral edema, pruritis (severe itching), rheumatic diseases, snakebite.
Adults (over 18 years old)
There is no proven safe or effective dose for artichoke. A typical dosage of standardized artichoke extract is 320- 1,800 milligrams daily for six weeks. The expert panel German Commission E recommends 6 grams of the dried herb or its equivalent daily, usually divided into three doses.
Also, 3- 8 milliliters of 1:2 liquid extract daily is often recommended in clinical practice, and up to 10 milliliters of pressed juice from fresh leaves and flower buds of the artichoke has been used in clinical trials. The German Commission E has recommended 6 milliliters of tincture (1:5 grams per milliliter) given three times daily.
Doses of globe artichoke containing 250- 750 milligrams of cynarin daily, or dried artichoke extract 1,800- 1,900 milligrams daily, have been used in clinical trials. However, it is not clear that these are optimal doses.
Doses in the range of 4- 9 grams of dried leaves daily are often recommended in clinical practice. The German Commission E has recommended 0.5 gram of a 12:1 (w/ w) dried extract given as a single daily dose.
Children (under 18 years old)
There is no proven safe or effective dose for artichoke in children, and use is not recommended.