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Artichoke infusion

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A healthy and interesting trend has recently been insinuating itself in our society, let’s say for about a decade with a growth that has gone from constant to exponential in recent years, despite the crisis having reached its peak. In short, it is the “fashion” of taking care of one’s body, of feeding it, of dressing it, all with exclusively natural products, chemically and / or industrially processed as little as possible and therefore very adherent to a concept of “natural supply chain” which is also taking our company a lot. Let’s say that among the many fashions that unfortunately haunt our society on a daily basis (they are amplified by the internet and social networks both in the explosion and in the implosion, both potentially very rapid) this is absolutely of a different kind, because it is not something frivolous but has a positive meaning at its base. Then there are those who interpret it correctly, because they are convinced that life is slipping too much towards artificiality and want to return to a more direct contact with nature, and those who instead “espouse” the cause of the natural only because it is a fashion of society or because it is so much in vogue in the salons that she frequents. In general, it is about naturally taking care of your body in every aspect.

Infusions and herbal medicine


Herbal medicine is a fairly vast discipline because it deals with the boundless plant world and its applications to daily life and especially to our body; it has very ancient origins as all medicine prior to the age of laboratories, test tubes and computers was nothing more than a search among plants, seeds, leaves and anything else of good substances and with relevant effects on the organism. Now that medicine is quite another thing, herbal medicine has become a lifestyle, a way to improve the general well-being of the organism by drawing heavily on nature and its many resources. One of the means that the herbal discipline (and its branch “phytotherapy”, or treatment with plants) has available are infusions: the infusion is a herbal tea made with hot water and dry extract of a plant, with hot water that has both the task of diluting everything and the task of “extracting” everything from the plant, through the power of heat that, through the extract, carries some of its components. Obviously there is not only this, because herbal medicine has learned to equip itself with more solutions to embrace a wider audience; after all, many people may not like to drink an infusion with a not very pleasant taste or in any case there are those who cannot drink hot liquids.

Artichoke infusion

The herbal medicine uses a very large number of plants in order to atone for its healing purposes towards our organism; there are many types, from those common in our areas to the more exotic ones that have particular and specific effects. It can also happen that a common plant used for cooking proves to be rich in positive effects once it is also considered for herbal medicine; and there are not even a few examples of this kind, but we analyze one in this article and it also proves to be among the most interesting: the artichoke. This curious fruit is very famous in our culinary culture because it is the fruit of our land by tradition and is combined with first and second courses as a side dish, as well as being eaten as an exclusive dish once boiled or roasted.

Dosage, modality

But how do you get an artichoke infusion? Let’s say that the operation is not very simple, unless you have knowledge of herbal medicine that is certainly above average. Proceeding by intuition it is easy to understand how the drying of the artichoke plant (specifically, the hard leaves that are also eaten and the “heart” that they wrap) is a fundamental step to obtain the dry extract; the practice, or putting into practice of this intuition, is not so simple because it has a fundamental objective, that is to preserve the positive qualities of the artichoke and avoid that the processes, even if natural, of preparation affect them. And this is not at all rare, also because making the artichoke leaves dry out, given their size, is not easy, it requires several hours in sun and air, without hydration and this prevents positive proteins and enzymes from storing properly. With the necessary professional precautions, the extract is produced and therefore we strongly recommend that you buy it in a herbalist’s shop, also because it has a limited cost and the quantity to be used to prepare each infusion is so low that it allows the purchased package to last even months. The herbal tea should be taken during the day, adding sugar if you want to sweeten the bitter taste of the artichoke a little. also because it has a limited cost and the quantity to be used to prepare each infusion is so low as to allow the pack purchased to last even months. The herbal tea should be taken during the day, adding sugar if you want to sweeten the bitter taste of the artichoke a little. also because it has a limited cost and the quantity to be used to prepare each infusion is so low as to allow the pack purchased to last even months. The herbal tea should be taken during the day, adding sugar if you want to sweeten the bitter taste of the artichoke a little.

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