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Przegl Lek. 2012;69(10):1129-31.

[Artichoke--untapped potential of herbal medicine in the treatment of atherosclerosis and liver diseases].

[Article in Polish]

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Apteka Botaniqa, Poznań.


Substances of natural origin are the subject of growing interest on the part of both researchers and doctors. One of the well known herbal medicines extensively examined in terms of clinical and pharmacological is artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.), which was used in European medicine from the 18th century. His multidirectional treatment is a documented fact and it is associated with treatment of dyspepsia, influence of active substances contained in artichoke on plasma lipid levels and with a strong antioxidant effect of the artichoke extract--due to this properties, artichoke compounds have a protective effect on liver cells.

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