As well as being an enjoyable food, artichoke can also by made into a tea or a herbal tincture. The Italians took one step further and use it as the primary flavour of a tasty liqueur!
One of the plant chemicals found in cynara, known as cynarin, is thought to be responsible for its healthcare qualities. The majority of cynarin found in artichoke is in the pulp of the leaves, which is why Alfred Vogel used this part of the plant for his tincture of Cynara scolymus.
Tincture of organically grown fresh Cynara scolymus (Globe Artichoke) leaves, extracted in alcohol (66%V/V).
Adults: 20 drops 2 to 3 times daily in a little water.
Maintenance: 20 drops 1 to 2 times daily, in a little water.
Children: This product is not recommended for children.
Do not exceed stated recommended daily dose.
Please seek medical advice if pregnant. Do not take if breastfeeding. Medical advice should be sought with acute and severe liver complaints such ad hepatitis and bilary tract occlusion.