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The scientific name is Cynara scolymus L. artichoke and belongs to the Asteraceae family. The ancient Greeks and Romans considered the artichoke as a delicacy and an aphrodisiac. In ancient Greece, it was believed to be effective to ensure the birth of a male. Today, the artichoke has become an important medicinal herb following the discovery of the cinarina. This bitter-tasting compound, found in the leaves, improves liver function and gallbladder, stimulates the secretion of gastric juices and decreases blood cholesterol levels. Artichoke Weight Loss Many commercial products have left slimming with artichoke, ampules, capsules, powders, teas and more. However, it is the artichoke extract one of the few herbal remedies that has gone through clinical trials and has obtained favorable results. The extract can also serve as a natural diuretic because it can help prevent water retention and strengthen kidney function. Natural diuretics can help you lose five to ten pounds of water weight in just one week. But you need to consult with a doctor before using them. While artichoke extract is taken it is necessary to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. You also need to eat enough calories and not eating enough will cause your body metabolism will slow with the aim of "not starve," so it will be harder to burn calories and lose weight. The benefits of the artichoke diet can also be obtained including artichoke meals.