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.
- Purifies the blood, helps with diseases of red crushed jaundice, rheumatism, gallbladder, kidneys
- Artichokes are one of the best natural remedies to combat cholesterol and triglycerides.
- Opponent of cholesterol
- Against Hepatitis
- 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.