Artichoke Herb & Extract | Nutrition/ Animal Feed/ Food/ Cosmetics Applications

2021.08.25

Artichoke(Herb & Extract)

Artichoke (Cynara scolymus), also known as chrysanthemum, ball thistle, lily, French lily, is a perennial herbaceous plant in the Compositae family and is an ancient medicinal plant. A literature search shows that artichoke is rich in a variety of nutrients and has health effects. It is known as the "King of Vegetables". Its flower buds, fleshy receptacles, and tender bracts of the receptacles are all edible. It is a high-end vegetable best-selling in the international market. European folk traditional herbs mostly use the leaves of artichoke as the medicine part. The leaves of artichoke contain a variety of caffeoylquinic acid and its derivatives, flavonoids and terpenoids functional compounds, which can be used to treat hyperlipidemia. It has the functions of anti-oxidation and cardiovascular protection.

 

Applications

Nutrition & Supplement
Artichoke leaf, stem, and root are used to make extracts which contain a high concentration of certain chemicals found in the plant. These extracts are used as medicine ingredients. Artichoke extract is increasingly popular as a supplement.
• Anti-hyperlipidemia: It can effectively reduce the levels of TG, TC and LDL in the serum and liver.
• Protect the liver: increases the production of bile, which helps remove harmful toxins from your liver.

• Balance blood sugar: slow down the activity of alpha-glucosidase.

Animal Feed
Artichoke Extract can be applied as animal food additive. The commonly used specifications are 2%-5% Cynarin; 1%-2.5% Chlorogenic acid. 
 In pig feed: improve intestinal microbes, safe for pigs, no adverse effects. 
• In beef cattle feed: often used for beef cattle fattening. It can greatly reduce production costs and improve the economic benefits.
• In lactating dairy cows feed: increase milk production with good taste.

 

More Industries:

• Antioxidant activity: prevent oxidative deterioration of foods and prolonging the shelf life of foods.
• Food & Beverage: quick-frozen or processed into canned, aperitifs products.
• Pharmaceutical: digestion aid tablets, oral capsules, etc.
• Cosmetics: Anti-oxidant and anti-aging products.