This herb is particularly helpful where people have long term problems trying to maintain bowel regularity, i.e where there is  a stubborn problem that is ongoing for more than 1-2 weeks.  Artichoke stimulates peristalsis in the lower gut that helps to 'get things moving again' and it can work well when taken in conjunction with Eliminease.  Artichoke also works well for occasional discomfort and bloating brought on by eating unusually large or rich meals - especially late in the evening  - when it can be taken immediately after eating.