Artichoke, also known as Cynara scolymus, has been used in natural medicine for centuries as a means of preventing stomach problems and gallbladder formation. Currently, it is used to reduce the amount of fat surrounding the liver and remove excess toxins from it. It is also a natural cholesterol lowering agent. It has a diuretic effect and causes narrowing of blood vessels, thereby stimulating lymphatic drainage.
Treatment of painful swelling,
Reduction of excess body fat.