Artichoke

(latin: Cynara scolymus)

Description:

Perennial plant grows up to 2 m (6.6 ft). Green leaves 50-80 cm (20-32 in) long. The flowers develop in a large head from an edible bud about 8–15 cm (3.1–5.9 in). The individual florets are purple. Today’s research has shown that artichokes are very high in fiber, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and many other nutrients that are important to a balanced system.

Health benefits:

anti-cancer anti-oxidant arteriosclerosis gall-secretions hepatitis-treatment liver-treatment lowering-cholesterol

Medicinal uses:

When artichokes are in season, go on an artichoke treatment diet for one week. This will help repair the liver from drink and rich food excesses. Eating artichokes may be useful in treating chronic digestive complaints including irritable stomach, nervous gastropathy, flatulence, and irritable bowel. Artichokes are packed with antioxidants, making them incredible defenders against cancer, aging, heart disease, and illness.

This page is for informational purposes. It may rely on scientific studies but it isn't scientific as a whole. Do not use any treatment before consulting a phisician; if you do use any herbal plants don't over abuse them (even water in large quantities is bad for the body). Extra precaution during pregnancy and breastfeeding !