ACS Symposium series 691 (phytomedicines of Europe), 176-209 “. Hybrid bikes might disagree with that approach. According to the Commission monograph are the indications of garlic support Dietetic measures on increase of the blood fat values and the prevention of age-related vascular lesions. As dosage, an average daily dose of 4 g of fresh garlic or an equivalent amount of a preparation is recommended. Also the onions have a similar, but much weaker effect than garlic (Allium cepa L.) and the wild garlic (Allium ursinum l..). Artichoke leaves – Cynarae folium Extracts from the leaves of the artichoke (Cynara scolymus l.) have effects on lipid metabolism as well as choleretic and antihepatotoxischen effects. Cholesterol lowering, they work, where they inhibit the synthesis of cholesterol and also the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. In a randomized double-blind study with 143 patients led a dry extract of fresh artichoke leaves in patients with a baseline of > 280 mg / dl cholesterol after six-week therapy with artichoke dry leaves to a reduction in total cholesterol by 18.5% (placebo: 8.6%) and LDL cholesterol by almost 23% (placebo: 6.3%).
In a six-month multicenter observational with Artichoke leaf extract, 203 patients were given three times daily about 320 mg of Artichoke leaf extract per day. It was observed a significant reduction of LDL and raising hdl. In the subgroups with LDL > 260 mg / dl and HDL < the effect was most pronounced 40 mg / dl. Through the lipid metabolism researcher R. Gebhardt was in rats Hepatocytes by means of installation of C labelled acetate in the Group of non-saponifiable lipids during two-hour incubation shown that the biosynthesis of cholesterol could significantly be inhibited by Artichoke leaf extract.