Artichoke plants can grow up to 2 metres in height. Their leaves are prized as a slightly bitter-tasting vegetable.
The dried leaves can have a beneficial effect on the digestive tract. Artichoke leaves contain a bitter substance that helps to regulate liver metabolism and bile production. This is why herbal mixtures for healthy livers often contain artichoke leaves.
Consult your veterinary surgeon or alternative veterinary practitioner if your horse suffers from acute or chronic ailments.
For information on the effects of herbs in relation to doping, consult the Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations of the German Equestrian Federation (Deutsche Reiterliche Vereinigung e. V.). These can be found on the German Equestrian Federation website.