Artichoke tea is well-known in Vietnam for its multiple health advantages. According to Oriental medicine, artichoke tea has many benefits for health, such as detoxifying the liver, lowering cholesterol, enhancing sleep, eliminating toxins from the body, etc.

This article takes a close look at the nutritional makeup of artichokes to understand Vietnamese artichoke tea benefits for health.

Artichoke flowers
Artichoke flowers – one of Vietnamese precious traditional medicines

1. Artichoke Nutrition Facts

Artichoke is rich in bioactive agents such as apigenin and luteolin, and the antioxidant activity of the artichoke flower heads is the highest reported in vegetables.

Some of the essential compounds in artichoke leaf extract are:

  • Cynarin stimulates bile output by acting on liver cells.
  • Cynaroside is an anti-inflammatory compound.
  • Sterols aid in lowering the quantity of cholesterol taken into the bloodstream from the intestine.

The following is a list of nutritional elements found in 100g of cooked artichokes, including vitamin and mineral content:

Nutrients Raw Cooked (boiled)
Carbs 13.5 grams 14.3 grams
Fiber 6.9 grams 6.8 grams
Protein 4.2 grams 3.5 grams
Fat 0.2 grams 0.4 grams
Vitamin C 25% of the RDI 15% of the RDI
Vitamin K 24% of the RDI 22% of the RDI
Thiamine 6% of the RDI 5% of the RDI
Riboflavin 5% of the RDI 6% of the RDI
Niacin 7% of the RDI 7% of the RDI
Vitamin B6 11% of the RDI 5% of the RDI
Folate 22% of the RDI 27% of the RDI
Iron 9% of the RDI 4% of the RDI
Magnesium 19% of the RDI 13% of the RDI
Phosphorus 12% of the RDI 9% of the RDI
Potassium 14% of the RDI 10% of the RDI
Calcium 6% of the RDI 3% of the RDI
Zinc 6% of the RDI 3% of the RDI

Sources: [1] 

2. Benefits of Vietnamese artichoke tea

Unlike other Western European artichoke teas, which are commonly brewed from flowers, artichoke has been used as a Vietnamese medicinal herb since ancient times, and artichoke flowers, leaves, stems, and roots are all suggested.

 Cozy artichoke tea
Cozy artichoke tea can be served in a pot tea bag

2.1 Helps fight the growth of cancer cells

Vietnamese artichoke tea include more antioxidants than any other vegetable, including polyphenols, flavonoids, and anthocyanins, which can protect the body against cancer. Silymarin, a flavonoid antioxidant found in artichokes, has also been discovered to help against skin cancer, according to many recent research.

In addition, as shown in the table above, artichoke also provides a variety of vitamins, including up to 25% vitamin C for the body. This demonstrates the clear health benefits of artichokes (2).

2.2 Helps control the amount of cholesterol

Recent research has demonstrated that luteolin, an antioxidant contained in artichokes, aids in the prevention of cholesterol production.

Scientists studied the good benefits of eating artichokes on a group of 700 participants for 5 to 13 weeks and discovered that their bodies may be balancing cholesterol management.

In addition, after frequent consumption of artichoke extract, one animal study found a 30% drop in “bad” LDL cholesterol and a 22% reduction in triglycerides. (3)

2.3 Improves and protects the liver

Artichoke leaf extract protects the liver from damage and promotes the growth of new tissues. It also increases the production of bile, which helps to remove harmful toxins from the liver.

Some research has been done on this. In a study of obese people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, those who took artichoke extract once a day for two consecutive months had less liver inflammation and fat accumulation compared with those who did not take the extract.

The reason for this is the antioxidants in artichoke cynarin and silymarin are thought to be effective. (4)

Vietnamese artichoke tea
Vietnamese artichoke tea is known to be a friend of the liver

2.4 Help keep the digestive system healthy

Although all vegetables provide some fiber, the fiber content of Vietnamese artichokes is really spectacular which acts as the prebiotics. It contains inulin, a type of fiber, which can be used as inulin to improve intestinal bacteria. This, in turn, can relieve symptoms of indigestion such as bloating, nausea, and heartburn; reduce the risk of intestinal cancer, and relieve constipation and diarrhea. (5)

2.5 Helps boost the immunity

Artichoke tea, as mentioned above, can help increase your immunity due to its high vitamin C content and many times more flavonoid antioxidants than other green vegetables. (6)

2.6 Helps purify the body and lose weight

Can Vietnamese artichokes tea help you lose belly fat? Definitely yes.

Artichokes are low in fat while rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, so it’s adequate for any type of diet.

Again, cynarine from artichoke is reminded of this benefit. This ingredient helps burn fat and avoid fluid retention. Therefore, you can make an effective way to lose weight by including artichokes in our diet. (7)

Drink a cup of artichoke tea everyday is the way Vietnamese girls keep fit

2.7 Improve skin health

The majority of people who have acne or have had acne for a long time have liver problems or hormone imbalances as the cause. The health of your skin will reflect the presence of toxins in your body.

We may gradually decrease the liver’s instability with Vietnamese artichoke tea. Artichokes detoxify the liver, “cools” the inside of the body, causing acne spots to fade and the skin to soften. Artichokes are high in antioxidants, which assist to promote health, reducing stress, and improving skin appearance while also slowing down the aging process.

They’re also high in vitamin C and contain a substance called chloropicrin, which protects the skin from UV damage and promotes healthy collagen creation by reducing UV damage. (8)

2.8 Improves bone health

Artichokes are high in vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese, which are thought to help support bone health, make bones more pliable, and reduce the incidence of osteoporosis. (9)

2.9 Helps lower blood sugar

Vietnamese artichoke tea helps lower blood sugar which is very meaningful for diabetics. In a small study, cooking artichokes for a meal, lowering blood sugar and insulin levels 30 minutes after the meal. (10)

Vietnamese artichoke tea
Say no to high blood sugar by drinking Vietnamese artichoke tea

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3. A few side effects of Vietnamese artichoke tea

Although Vietnamese artichoke tea offers numerous advantages, we must be aware of the risks of using it inappropriately, for an extended period of time, or overdose.

Drinking more than 2 liters of artichoke tea each day, according to the doctor’s caution, will cause the body to suffer several undesired side effects, such as:

  • If you have a bile duct obstruction, artichoke may make things worse. If you have this problem, you should avoid eating artichokes.
  • If you have allergies, consult your doctor before consuming artichoke.
  • Gallstones may be exacerbated by artichoke since it increases bile flow.prior to speaking with a healthcare provider.
  • It may produce indigestion, which can lead to a loss of appetite.
artichoke tea is safe
Though artichoke tea is safe however it should be used properly

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4. How to get maximum benefits from Vietnamese artichoke tea

As you have read above, artichoke offers a lot of advantages. However, the Vietnamese have a proverb that “too much of something is bad.”

So, how do you drink artichoke tea to get the most out of it while avoiding potential side effects? Please see the helpful advice below to get the most out of your artichoke.

Drink dosage per day 

The ideal recommendation is to drink roughly 1-3 cups of artichoke tea, which is comparable to 1 liter of water. This will offer all of the necessary nutrients for the body, as well as make the skin smoother and fight skin aging. If you drink more than 1 liter of artichoke tea each day, your liver will have to work too hard, which can lead to liver failure.

The best time to drink

Every morning is the perfect time to sip artichoke tea. Instead of drinking coffee after breakfast, try 1 cup of artichoke tea, which detoxifies the liver while also limiting calorie consumption and lowering the risk of diabetes.

This herb will basically keep you awake if taken 7 hours before bedtime. As a result, drinking artichoke tea before 4 p.m. is ideal.

Choosing the right artichoke tea in serving type wisely

It’s not bad if you prefer fresh artichokes because you want to get all of the natural vitamins and minerals, but it will take a lot of time to select the right artichokes, then prepare them before cooking them in a sophisticated way.

FGC’s artichoke tea
FGC’s artichoke tea

Absorbing the long-standing researches of Vietnamese ancestors, Cozy tea is basically a harmonious combination of Vietnamese artichoke flower & leaf materials coupled with black tea to bring forth the best, original herbal tea recipe and simple-to-drink beverage

Why don’t you try Cozy’s artichoke tea bag covered in chocolate? You’ll feel safe because each tea bag contains only 2 grams, and the producer has calculated the dosage so that you can drink roughly 2 liters of water tea each day.

Heat the water and place a teabag in the cup; wait 3-5 minutes to enjoy it while preparing breakfast or reading the newspaper each morning. Furthermore, our teas are hand-picked to meet the highest quality requirements and are produced in a factory that is ISO 22000 and HACCP 2003 certified.

Hopefully, this article has provided you with some nutritional information regarding Vietnamese artichoke tea benefits and has assisted you in determining the best manner to consume artichoke tea from Vietnam.

Whatever path you take, FGC aims to soon serve you and provide you with the best health products and experiences. Any further questions or order of artichoke, please feel free to contact us at: phuongtran@vietnam-tea.com.

Author: Ms. Jennie Phuong Tran – FGC Sales Manager

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