Traditionally used as a water pill to increase urine flow. Highly nutritious, Artichoke has been used by herbalists as a diuretic, promoting the flow of urine and appears to be effective in improving kidney function. Artichoke is also frequently used to relieve excess water weight and peripheral edema, a condition in which the peripheral body tissues contain an excessive amount of tissue fluid. Used in Traditional Herbal Medicine as a choleretic to stimulate bile production and secretion, and to help with digestion. Cautions: Do not use if you are allergic to the Asteraceae (daisy) family. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have gallstones or a bile duct obstruction. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. More Info: A perennial herb native to the Mediterranean, Southern Europe, and North Africa. It has a tuberous root, but it is the large flower bud that is the edible part of the plant. The expanded flower resembles a large thistle. It is one of the world?s oldest vegetables. The flower stems grow from four to six feet high. Natural Product Number (NPN): 80007276. This product has been issued a product license by Health Canada and has been found to be safe, effective and of high quality under its recommended conditions of use.
Brand : Pure Herbal