Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus) is a large, herbaceous plant, originally from the Mediterranean region. First they started to grow at the ancient Egypt, and now it’s popular everywhere, especially in Europe.

Artichoke has a big blue flower heads, protected spiky leaves, which are used as a tasty vegetable. Harvested during the months of June and July, at a time when mature flower heads. Due to the heavy digestibility, the same are not used in the raw state.

Healing Properties:

  1. Purifies the blood, helps with diseases of red crushed jaundice, rheumatism, gallbladder, kidneys
  2. Artichokes are one of the best natural remedies to combat cholesterol and triglycerides.
  3. Opponent of cholesterol
  4. Against Hepatitis
  5. As brain food

The most valuable ingredients:

– Mineral element manganese.

– Other useful elements in the composition: Calcium, sodium, sulfur and magnesium.

– Pro-vitamin A, vitamin B group vitamin C and vitamin D

 The most common use:

The cooking – As food additive, as a base for the preparation of tea, for the preparation of juice.

In alternative medicine and cosmetics – Bath for hands and feet – Put a hand full of leaves or roots of artichoke in one liter of water – as a means of anti- acne, eczema, ringworm, sore red crushed migraines and constipation.

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