Category Archives: Food as Medicine: Artichoke and Cardoon (Cynara scolymus and C. cardunculus)

Food as Medicine: Artichoke and Cardoon (Cynara scolymus and C. cardunculus)

History and Traditional Use Range and Habitat Artichoke and its relative cardoon are large, spiny perennials that can grow to eight feet tall with silvery, lobed leaves up to 2.5 feet in length. Each stalk of an artichoke or cardoon plant typically produces three to five flower buds. Unopened flower buds are around three to five inches in diameter and vaguely resemble

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