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Globe Artichoke / Cynara scolymus


Family:

Compositae/Asteraceae

Genus:

Cynara

Species:

scolymus

Folk / Common Names:

articiocco, arcicioffo ,Old Spanish -alcarchofa , Arabic- al-hursufa, Old English -archecokk, hortichock, artychough, hartichoake. French - artichaut , German - Artischocke

Actions:

Hepatoprotective, Trophorestorative, Cholagogue, Choleretic, Diuretic, Alterative, Hypoglycaemic, Anti-cholesterol, Hypothyroidism, Anti-obesity.

Part(s) Used:

Leaf, fruit

Constituents:

Sesquiterpene lactones, Phenolic acids including cynarin, Flavonoids.

Uses:

The fruit is steamed, pickled, or fried as food. The leaves are used as medicine.

Majikal Uses:

Notes:

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