Side Effects Of Artichoke

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May. 05, 2011


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Artichoke Side Effects

 

Allergic Reactions

Individuals sensitive to the plants such as ragweed, daisies, marigold, chrysanthemums and other similar herbs belonging to Asteraceae family are also allergic to artichoke. Allergic reactions may occur in the form of itching, hives, unexplained rashes, wheezing, troubled breathing, swelling and difficulties in swallowing. Such individuals should take care and immediately report the symptoms of allergies to the health care provider as allergies can lead to anaphylaxis and can be even life-threatening.

 

Intestinal Gas

Some people report the symptoms of intestinal gas on having artichoke. Flatulence can be easily controlled but such individuals should restrict the consumption of artichoke.

 

Obstruction Of Bile Duct

Bile duct obstruction is one of the side effects of artichoke which should not be overlooked as it may turn into serious health hazard. It is known to increase the bile flow and thus worsen the obstruction of bile duct. Individuals suffering from this disorder should not use artichoke in any form.

 

Worsening The Gallstones

Individuals suffering from gallstones should consult a doctor before taking artichoke as the plant is known to worsen the situation by increasing the bile flow.

 

Frequent Urination

In traditional European medicine, the leaves have been in use as a diuretic. So, individuals eating the leaves of artichoke might suffer from frequent urination. To prevent any ill effects, its important that proper dose of the leaf extract should be taken after consulting the medical practitioner.

 

These were some of the side effects of artichoke which often becomes troublesome if necessary precautions are not taken. Else, the plant is very beneficial in terms of therapeutic healing and one can enjoy several dishes prepared of it.

 

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