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Artichoke Leaf

  • Cynara scolymus
  • Origin: Chile
Artichoke Leaf

SKU
art_1oz

Common Name

Standardized: artichoke
Other: cynara, globe artichoke

Botanical Name

Cynara scolymus L.
Plant Family: Asteraceae

Overview

Introduction

The artichoke is one of the world's oldest vegetables. It was first grown in eastern Africa and then made its way to Europe via Egypt. Images of artichokes are found on ancient Egyptian papyri and on sacrificial altars.

Constituents

Cynarin, beta-sitosterol, luteolin, stigmasterol.

Parts Used

Dried leaf, rather than the flowering buds eaten as a vegetable.

Typical Preparations

Powdered leaves made into a capsule, the dried leaf as a tea, in liquid extract form and the pressed juice of the fresh plant.

Precautions

Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.