Published July 6, 1988; Revised September 1, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Cynarae folium, artichoke leaf.
Artichoke leaf consists of the fresh or dried leaf of Cynara scolymus L. [Fam. Asteraceae], and its preparations in effective dosage.
The drug contains caffeoylquinic acid derivatives such as cynarin and bitter principles.
Known allergies to artichokes and other composites.
Obstruction of bile ducts.
In case of gallstones, use only after consultations with a physician.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
Average daily dosage:
Drug, 6 g; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Dried, cut leaves, pressed juice of fresh plant, and other galenical preparations for internal use.