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- What other names is Artichoke known by?
- What is Artichoke?
- How does Artichoke work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Artichoke.
Do not use artichoke if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding, except in amounts found in foods.
- You have a bile duct blockage.
- You have gallstones.
- You are allergic to marigolds, daisies, and other similar herbs.
- For heartburn: 320-640 mg artichoke leaf extract three times daily. Some studies have used a specific extract called ALE LI 220 (HeparSL forte, Berlin, Germany).
- For high cholesterol: 1800-1920 mg per day of a specific artichoke extract (Valverde Artischocke, Novartis Consumer Health) in 2 to 3 divided doses. Products containing 60-1500 mg per day of the active ingredient, cynarin, have also been used.
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