Great delicate taste of 100% Artichoke Tea
It is hugely popular in other European countries due to health benefits, history and great flavour.
A scientific review has highlighted artichoke extracts could provide a natural alternative for those with IBS
The review looked at eight different alternative therapies for IBS. The reviewers referenced three separate artichoke studies.
- In one study, of 208 IBS suffers, a reduction in IBS occurrence of 26.4% was observed, when using artichoke leaf extract, and a 20% improvement in the ‘quality of life score’ was reported.
- In another, researchers looked at a naturally occurring chemical found in artichoke leaves, called cynaropicrin, and its potential antispasmodic benefits (an ability to help with smooth muscle spasms) in small intestine tissue.
- Perhaps most significant was a study in which 96% of people taking artichoke leaf extract, in a group of 279 people, described it as equal to or better than their current treatments.
Electron Physician. 2016 Aug; 8(8): 2719–2725.Herbal Medicines for the Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Systematic Review. Hamid Reza Bahrami, Shokouhsadat Hamedi, Roshanak Salari, and Mohammadreza Noras
Directions for use: Use one tea bag per cup. Leave to brew for 3-4 minutes in freshly boiled water.
Store in a dry place.
Pregnant and breast feeding women should seek advice from their doctors before using artichoke extracts. Artichoke leaf extract should not be taken in the presence of gallstones or other bile duct occlusion, due to its bile stimulating effects.