Tip 2: The benefits and harm of artichokes
Artichokes are rich in carbohydrates, iron, calcium and fairly rare organic acids - cinnamic, caffeic, glycolic, glyceric and other. In addition, their chemical composition includes various vitamins - C, B1, B2, B3, R. Artichokes contain the phenolic compound cyanarine, which in combination with other phenolic acids makes it possible to use this plant as a choleretic and hepatoprotective agent. Due to these properties, artichokes make a useful drug that promotes the removal of urea and heavy metal salts from the body.
For the purpose of additional therapy, artichoke medication is indicated for diseases such as biliary dyskinesia, chronic hepatitis, cholecystitis, chronic renal failure and urolithiasis. Artichokes are also used to lower cholesterol in the blood and normalize metabolism.Also, it can be used to cleanse the body of toxins during chronic intoxication with various substances - nitro compounds, salts of heavy metals and alkaloids.
To improve the regeneration of liver cells, get rid of diseases of the joints, gout, migraine, improve appetite, normalize digestion, as well as stimulate the formation and outflow of bile, it is necessary to take a decoction of the artichoke inflorescences. To prepare it, 40 grams of inflorescence pour 1 liter of boiling water and let it brew for 1 hour. Drink a decoction 3 times a day before meals for 1 glass. This tool has anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities.
In addition to inflorescences, you can use leaves and petioles of the plant to make a decoction.
Artichokes tend to stimulate hair growth. Since ancient times, they are used to strengthen hair follicles with progressive baldness. To do this, rub the fresh juice in the hair roots and wash off after 2 hours.
Artichokes are widely used in cooking. Small inflorescences are great as a snack and go well with rice dishes.
Artichokes are useful for people with high acidity of gastric juice.
It is not recommended to eat artichokes for hypertension and gastritis with low acidity.