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Artichoke health benefits

Artichoke

A vegetable (Cynara scolymus) that has purported medicinal value in treating high cholesterol, snakebite, and sundry intestinal disorders

 

This large thistle-like plant is native to the regions of southern Europe, North Africa, and the Canary Islands. The leaves of the plant are used medicinally. However, the roots and the immature flower heads may also contain beneficial compounds. The artichoke is one of the world’s oldest medicinal plants. Artichoke, in addition to being an edible plant, is a mild bitter

Artichoke leaves contain a wide number of active constituents, including cynarin,  dicaffeoylquinic acid, caffeoylquinic acid, and scolymoside. This choleretic effect has led to the popular use of artichoke extract in Europe for the treatment of mild indigestion—particularly following a meal high in fat.

Indigestion, Heartburn, and Low Stomach Acidity

500 to 1,000 mg cynarin in a standardized herbal extract three times per day

Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Spinach-Artichoke Dip Recipe
Your party isn't party without a spinach artichoke dip. This delicious recipe made with Parmesan and spinach, will tun-up de party
Ingredients
1 1/2 lbs. frozen chopped spinach
1 sm. canned (about 5 count) artichoke heart
1 1/2 lbs. cream cheese, softened
2 stalks scallion, finely sliced
1 1/2 garlic, minced
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
1 tbsp. celery salt
1 tsp. white pepper
1 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan

Instructions
1. Prepare spinach according to package directions; allow cooked spinach to cool. Meanwhile, chop the artichoke hearts and mix with remaining ingredients
2. When spinach is cool enough to handle, squeeze out excess liquid; then add the spinach to the cream cheese mixture and stir until blended. After mixing, adjust seasonings, such as seasoned salt and celery salt to taste.
3. Place mixture in an ovenproof dish and warm in oven at 300 degrees until just heated through
4. Serve with chips

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