Advertisement

What are the warnings for artichoke supplements?

There are few warnings for artichoke supplements, which are used to treat nausea, hangovers and irritable bowel syndrome. They may cause flatulence (gas); they also may trigger an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae family of plants, which includes ragweed, daisies, marigolds and other herbs.

Experts say that artichoke leaf extract may increase bile flow, so someone with gallstones or bile duct obstructions should talk to a doctor before taking artichoke supplements or steer clear of them altogether.

Continue Learning about Dietary Supplements

Take This Supplement to Boost Your Brain Health
Take This Supplement to Boost Your Brain Health
“To catch a fish, think like a fish.” That’s an aphorism repeated over and over in NY Times opinion pieces, YouTube videos and online seminars for ent...
Read More
Which best prevents colds: vitamin C, echinacea or larch arabinogalactan?
Dr. Michael Roizen, MDDr. Michael Roizen, MD
Vitamin C and echinacea are both popular supplements. However, medical research has found little ben...
More Answers
What medications can interact with larch arabinogalactan?
Dr. Michael Roizen, MDDr. Michael Roizen, MD
Larch arabinogalactan has been studied since the 1970s and to date there are no known drug interacti...
More Answers
Naturally Suppress Cravings With the Dopamine Diet, Pt 3
Naturally Suppress Cravings With the Dopamine Diet, Pt 3

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.