Artichoke has a long history of use as a digestive tonic. Modern research studies have established that Artichoke helps to promote healthy digestive function via its capability to promote standard bile flow as well as fat digestion. Additionally, Artichoke is composed of flavonoids (including apigenin as well as luteolin) that have been found to promote a healthy vascular system. Chiefly, the plant can be used for proper working of the digestive system (including liver, stomach, as well as gallbladder). Artichoke is thought to promote particular digestive juices whose task it is to break up fats found in the food, making them easier to digest; predominantly after heavy meals. Artichoke also works well for bowel regularity.