Globe Artichoke

Globe Artichoke


Globe Artichoke

Cynara scolymus

History & Origin

Globe artichoke has a long history of use as both a food and medicine, and was cultivated in both ancient Greece and Rome.  

This tall, thistle-looking plant provides us with the delicate artichoke hearts popular in Italian cooking, as well as bitter leaves, which are the part we use medicinally. 

Traditionally, the leaves have always been used to support the liver and bile flow, and we now have a plethora of modern scientific research to support these longstanding uses.

What is it used for?


Globe artichoke is extremely bitter, hence its use in digestion. Bitter tastes help stimulate digestive juices such as stomach acid and enzymes, which support the breakdown of food. 

Globe artichoke has been shown to support cholesterol balance. Clinical trials have shown that Globe artichoke can help to improve lipid profiles in people who have concerns with their cholesterol levels.

It also supports the liver and healthy bile production.  Bile is necessary to help us absorb our fat-soluble nutrients (such as Vitamins A, D, E and K), and also helps with the excretion of fat-soluble waste. Bile also helps to support healthy bowel function and regularity. 

Globe artichoke has a strong antioxidant activity that protects and supports healthy turnover of liver cells. 


Globe artichoke has an excellent safety profile and has been used for all ages.  

Caution if you have an allergy to members of the Daisy (Asteraceae) family. 

artemis products containing Globe artichoke use doses which have no documented herb-drug interactions or restrictions on long

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