This liver cleanse formula is a combination of Artichoke, Milk thistle, Boldo and Dandelion. A.Vogel Boldocynara is valuable when fat digestion is a problem.
Improves digestion by increasing bile secretion.
- Fresh organic Artichoke, Milk Thistle, Boldo & Dandelion mother tinctures
- Improves digestion
- Organic cultivation certified by Bio Suisse
Artichoke (Cynara scolymus)
The well-known effects of Artichoke on the liver are probably due to its phenolic acids (chlorogenic, caffeic and cynarine), sesquiterpenes, and flavonoids (scolymoside, cynaroside and luteolin). Artichoke extract relieves dyspepsia by stimulating bile production and excretion (choleretic and cholagogue effects). Artichoke is also effective against hypercholesterolemia.(1) Thanks to the antioxidant effects of the flavonoids, Artichoke, a bit like Milk Thistle, has very interesting hepatoprotective properties.(2) This effect was demonstrated against an industrial solvent, carbon tetrachloride.(3) Traditionally, Artichoke is used as an aperitive, a depurative and a diuretic.
The German Commission E acknowledges its benefits in cases of: dyspeptic problems.
Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)
Milk Thistle is probably the most powerful herb for liver detoxification. It relieves dyspepsia, acts as a hepatoprotective agent and even helps to regenerate hepatocytes (liver cells) in cases of cirrhosis and hepatitis. Milk Thistle is also recommended to treat mushroom poisoning by death cap (Amanita phalloides). It is used to treat liver complaints from loss of appetite to chronic inflammatory conditions. Its main constituents are flavolignans (silybin, isosilybin, silychristin and silydianin) collectively known as silymarin. (See Milk Thistle information sheet)
The German Commission E acknowledges its benefits in cases of: dyspeptic complaints; toxic liver damage; supportive treatment in chronic inflammatory liver disease and hepatic cirrhosis.
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinalis)
Dandelion is a very interesting herb for the digestive system. Its root has cholagogue and depurative properties for the liver. The bitter constituents, collectively called taraxacins (sometimes eudesmanolides), have a beneficial effect on slow digestion. Dandelion leaf is one of the best herbal diuretics. It is also a very good source of carotenes and potassium. The whole herb is used for loss of appetite, dyspepsia, flatulence and feelings of fullness after meals.
The German Commission E acknowledges its benefits in cases of: disturbances in bile flow, edema, loss of appetite, and dyspepsia.
Boldo (Peumus boldus)
Boldo is a South American herb used to relieve intestinal cramps, bile flow problems and cystitis. Boldo has diuretic, sedative (antispasmodic), bile stimulating and antiseptic effects. Its main constituents are alkaloids (responsible for the digestive and liver stimulation) and a volatile oil (responsible for the antiseptic effect).
The German Commission E acknowledges its benefits in cases of: mild spastic complaints of the gastrointestinal tract and dyspepsia.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
In addition to its good taste, peppermint acts as a spasmolytic and carminative (anti-flatulent) and stimulates the liver functions. It is rich in azulene, a substance known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-ulcer effects. Its other components are flavonoids and a volatile oil rich in menthol. Peppermint is often used to relieve dyspepsia and digestive cramps.
Peppermint is "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) in the USA, which means that it is safe at amounts found in food.
The German Commission E acknowledges its benefits in cases of: flatulence; spastic complaints of the gastrointestinal tract, the gallbladder and bile ducts.
Each mL (33 drops) contains the following tinctures:
Fresh Artichoke leaf* (Cynara scolymus) (1:30) 0.467 mL equivalent to 14 mg leaf;
Milk Thistle fruit (Silybum marianum) (1:2) 0.319 mL equivalent to 150 mg fruit;
Fresh Dandelion root & herb (Taraxacum off.) (1:17) 0.12 mL equivalent to 6 mg root and herb;
Boldo leaf (Peumus boldus) (1:10) 0.07 mL equivalent to 6 mg leaf
Fresh Peppermint herb* (Mentha piperita) tincture (1:2) 0.03 mL
1 mL of tincture contains 0.62 mL alcohol (ethanol)
* Certified organically grown by Bio Suisse
1 mL = 33 drops. Dropper included.
Directions of Use:
Adults: Take 10-15 drops with water, 3 times daily after meals. Salivate before swallowing.