choleretic & cholagogue
Cynarchol has a cholagogue, choleretic , antioxidant , hepatoprotective , and lipid reducing effect. The reduction of cholesterol levels and hepatostimulating and bitter effect on the gastrointestinal tract has also been documented .
Because of antioxidant ingredients such as cynarin and chlorogenic acid in artichoke extract, it has antioxidant properties, so it can prevent from lipid oxidantion and peroxidation in hepatocells. As a result, this medicine control fatty liver.
Adjuvant to a low fat diet in the treatment of mild to moderate hyperlipidaemia, Liver and gallbladder disturbances, Digestive complaint such as feeling of fullness, flatulence.
Cynara scolymus extract : 450 mg (equivalent to 20 mg chlorogenic acid ) and 70 mg curcuma longa rhizome powder.
ADMINISTRATION AND DOSAGE
1 to 2 tablets with meal , 3 times daily.
There is no documented intractions.
Mild gastro – intestinal disturbances may occur in rare cases .
CONTRAINDICATIONS & PRECAUTIONS
Health risks or side effects following the proper administration of designated therapeutic dosages are not recorded . Patients with obstruction of the bile duct , known allergy to artichoke or other species of compositae should not take Cynarchol .
PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
The product should not be used during pregnancy and lactation due to insufficient data.
Store below 30˚C and protect from moisture and light.
1) PDR for herbal medicines , third edition ( 2005 ) , 46– 48
2) European Scientific Cooperative On Phytotherapy ( E/S/C/O/P monographs ) , Second edition ( 2003 ) , 118 -125 .
3) C. Newall , Herbal medicines , 1996 , 36-37 .
4) The complete German Commission E monographs , 1998 , 84 – 85 .
5) Martindale the Extra pharmacopoeia,(2002), 1601-1602.
Artichoke leaf extract (Cynara scolymus) reduces plasma cholesterol in otherwise healthy hypercholesterolemic adults:
Artichoke Leaf Extract Reduces Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Improves Quality of Life in Otherwise Healthy Volunteers Suffering from Concomitant Dyspepsia