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Globe Artichoke

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Globe Artichoke

£4.50£36.50

Common name: Globe artichoke

Family: Compositae

Habitat/Cultivation:  Woodlands, cultivated gardens in sunny areas preferring well drained soil. The leaves are harvested during growth. The bulbs are harvested prior to flowering.

Parts used:  The globe artichoke is the immature flower of the plant and is widely used as a gourmet delicatessen. Not to be confused with a Jerusalem artichoke. The Leaves are also used medicinally and as food. Artichoke hearts are a healthy source of fiber, low in calories with vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and folate.

Traditional use: Known throughout time. The leaves of Cynara traditionally used by Eclectic physicians for the treatment of many ailments working as a diuretic and depurative, rheumatism, gout, jaundice and dropsy are some of the ailments listed as treated.

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Common name: Globe artichoke

Family: Compositae

Habitat/Cultivation: Woodlands, cultivated gardens in sunny areas preferring well drained soil. The leaves are harvested during growth. The bulbs are harvested prior to flowering.

Parts used: The globe artichoke is the immature flower of the plant and is widely used as a gourmet delicatessen. Not to be confused with a Jerusalem artichoke. The Leaves are also used medicinally and as food. Artichoke hearts are a healthy source of fiber, low in calories with vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and folate.

Traditional use: Known throughout time. The leaves of Cynara traditionally used by Eclectic physicians for the treatment of many ailments working as a diuretic and depurative, rheumatism, gout, jaundice and dropsy are some of the ailments listed as treated.

Constituents: Sesquiterpene lactones including cynaropicrin (40-80% of the total). Caffeic acid derivatives (polyphenols) chlorogenic acid

Actions: Improves the functions of the liver and gallbladder, bile and other digestive juices are stimulated. Lowers cholesterol.

Medicinal use: Chronic liver and gallbladder diseases, jaundice , hepatitis, ateriosclerosis

Research: The discovery of cynarin the bitter tasting compound found in the leaves lead researchers to the discovery that the leaves  are anticholesterolemic, antirheumatic, Cholagogue, digestive, durietic, hypoglycemic, lithontripic. The German  Commission E Monographs Cynara scolymus.

Dosage & forms: Dried leaf & tincture. See product for dosage.

Folk-lore: Cynara has been prized for its medicinal properties for many centuries as far back as 4thcentury described in the writings of Theopharstus pupil to Aristotle, and particularly between 16thand 19th century.

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100g, 100ml, 250g, 250ml, 25ml, 500g, 500ml, 50g, 50ml

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