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Artichoke Thistle

This was taken in November in the Botanical Gardens in Naples. The plant is in season between November and March which would explain perfectly well why it is used in Christmas dinners.
Artichoke Thistle

November 24th 2021
ENGLISH NAME : The Artichoke Thistle LATIN NAME : Cynara Cardunculus ITALIAN NAME : Carciofo NICKNAMES : The Cardoon IMPORTANT PARTS OF PLANT : leaves SYMPTOMS TREATED : it reduces cholesterol, it helps with water retention, it increases bile excretion and improves digestive problems ADDITIONAL PROPERTIES : It is a perennial herb with blue to purple flowers. It is a naturally occ ... read more
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