Artichoke - a plant surrounded by myths

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Artichoke - for what and where it is grown?

Artichoke is a herbaceous plant of the Asteraceae family with branched, erect stem light green color up to two meters high.Large artichoke leaves surround the inflorescences, which are composed of fleshy scales.The fruit - achene.Homeland artichoke - the Mediterranean coast.

Today, artichokes are grown as vegetables and medicinal raw materials mainly in Europe and America.

lower parts of inflorescences (cones) artichoke are eaten, fresh artichokes are prepared salads, they can also extinguish and fry.With the drug to the leaves, fruits and roots of artichoke.The leaves are harvested during flowering, inflorescence - shortly after blossoming in June and July, the roots are harvested in the fall.


artichoke as a medicine

with medicinal purpose artichoke was used in ancient times.The plant has hepatoprotective (protects liver cells from any influences), choleretic, diuretic, properties, normalizes fat metabolism, reduces blood cholesterol levels.

Artichoke in folk medicine of the Mediterranean has a special place, it is part of many collections for the treatment of various diseases.But mostly it is used in diseases of the liver and digestive system.


Artichoke and Ayurveda

Ayurveda - a traditional system of Indian medicine, which is based on maintaining a balance between the human body and the environment.It is in maintaining this balance is the treatment of all diseases.Great importance is attached to the Ayurveda diet of people with a different constitution.Ayurveda distinguishes three constitutions - Vata, Pitta and Kapha.For people of different types of constitutions fit different foods.Artichoke is suitable for human consumption of any constitution.Ayurveda treatment is carried out and artichoke.

found its place as an artichoke in medicine official.

In our time against the backdrop of the increasing number of diseases of the liver and biliary tract drugs based on artichoke is particularly appreciated for soft, but quite effective action inherent in herbal medicines.

various pharmaceutical companies produce these drugs, which include the extraction, ie, an extract of artichoke: hofitol Hofitol - has beneficial effects on liver function Hofitol - has beneficial effects on liver function (Rosa Phytopharm, France), artichoke extract.Produced and Supplements: tsinariks (Montavit, Austria), artichoke extract (Evalar, Russia).


Artichoke in mesotherapy

Mesotherapy - is subcutaneous and intradermal microinjection of drugs and vitamins in the face or body.The procedure is short and very thin needles.Drugs wherein accumulate in the skin and gradually heal tissue.

the treatment of cellulite is widely used 2% artichoke extract Artichoke extract - for the treatment and prevention of various diseases Artichoke extract - for the treatment and prevention of various diseases mesotherapy.The active components of this drug are tsinarin, organic acids, flavonoids, minerals, saponins, inulin, vitamins A, B2, C Artichoke extract mesotherapy well relieves swelling of the tissues, it activates the process of fat digestion and elimination from the body by reducing venous stasis andimprove lymph flow.


Instructions for use artichoke

The instructions to the drugs based on artichoke reflected indications and contraindications for its use.Indications for use of artichoke - a variety of digestive disorders (heaviness in the stomach, bloating, nausea, belching), biliary dyskinesia and gall bladder by hypokinetic type (reduction of motor activity of smooth muscles of these organs), inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis), liver (hepatitis), cirrhosis, hepatic encephalopathy (disorders of the brain due to intoxication in severe liver damage), drug, food, alcohol and other intoxication, severe kidney disease with a reduction in their functions.

Application artichoke in atherosclerosis as a long-term courses with a few interruptions is the prevention of coronary heart disease.

artichoke is also used for weight loss, especially effective drugs based on it for obesity, because they activate fat breakdown.

artichoke Contraindications: cholelithiasis, jaundice (blockage develops in the bile ducts), acute liver disease, kidney, bile and urinary tract infections, chronic liver failure, children under 6 years of age, hypersensitivity to the drug.

artichoke - a unique plant that is both useful and tasty foods and medicinal raw materials.

Galina Romanenko