Artichoke is a garden ornamental plant - and a delicious vegetable.
Used for herbal teas and bitters
Contains several active ingredients, e.g., cynaropicrin and flavonoids
Recommended use:. 1 level tsp per cup of boiling water. Let brew for 5-10 minutes and strain before serving. Drink 1 cup with each meal. May also be used for bitters.
Cardoon - aka artichoke thistle - is a garden ornamental plant and a delicious vegetable. The beautiful violet-purple flowers are a sight for sore eyes, and if you remove the flower buds before they bloom, you may cook them and eat the bracts - a popular delicacy with a wonderful taste. Cardoon may also be used for herbal tea.