The Artichokes (Cynaria scolymus) were very well-known already by the Greeks, who called them kinara, and the Romans, who instead called them cynara. The current name of the Artichokes derives instead from the Arabic to the kharshuf and these are protectors of the liver, they help to eliminate toxins and favor the diuresis.
Artichokes are a precious source of potassium and iron salts. They contain an active ingredient, cynarine, which promotes diuresis and biliary secretion. Usually only the flowers are eaten. The Artichoke is a food that has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system, as it is a hypocholesterolemic food.
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