Cynarae folium


This is a summary of the scientific conclusions reached by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of artichoke leaf. The HMPC conclusions are taken into account by EU Member States when evaluating applications for the licensing of herbal medicines containing artichoke leaf.

This summary is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use medicines containing artichoke leaf. For practical information about using artichoke leaf medicines, patients should read the package leaflet that comes with the medicine or contact their doctor or pharmacist.

Key facts

Latin name Cynarae folium
English common name Artichoke Leaf
Botanical name Cynara cardunculus L. (syn. C. scolymus L.).
Therapeutic area
Gastrointestinal disorders
F: Assessment finalised
Date added to the inventory
Date added to priority list


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