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CYC®

CYC®

The extract of Cynara Cardunculus has many properties both when used on its own and when it is made with other extracts. Its benefits have been known for a long time: just think that in the monograph prepared by the WHO on medicinal plants there is a chapter dedicated to the dried basal leaves of Cynara cardunculus L. (Asteraceae).

Of this perennial and thorny herbaceous plant, which produces different varieties of artichokes, the main beneficial properties are found in the dry leaves.
The above monograph states that cinaropicrin is used for the treatment of digestive disorders (such as dyspepsia, feeling of fullness, flatulence, nausea, stomach pain and vomiting), in the additional treatment of mild to moderate hypercholesterolemia, for treatment of atherosclerosis and renal dysfunction (diuretic). Indicated for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, in traditional medicine it has been used to treat anemia, diabetes, fever, gout, rheumatism and urinary calculi.
Other benefits are added to the antiatherosclerotic and antihypercholesterolaemic activity. It is, for example, an antioxidant: a study measured the effects of the aqueous extracts and ethanol of the leaves on the intracellular oxidative stress stimulated by inflammatory mediators, tumor necrosis factor alpha and oxidized low density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) in endothelial cells and in monocytes.


CYC® ACTIVITIES
IN SYSTEMIC INFLAMMATION


CYC® ANTI-LIPEMIC PROPERTIES


CYC® HEPATO-PROTECTIVE ACTIVITIES


CYC® ANTI-PROLIFERATIVE ACTION

relationship between cancer cell proliferation and luteolin and nano-luteolin concentration

bioactive compounds, antioxidant and hepatoprotective activity of cynara scolymus extracts

EC50 corresponds to the concentration of product that causes a 50% decrease in antioxidant activity
GI50 corresponds to the concentration capable of inhibiting cell proliferation in human liver cells affected by carcinoma

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