The root of the Artichoke is diuretic and aperitive. It is used as such, macerated in white wine, for dropsy, jaundice, abdominal congestion accompanying or following intermittent fever. Wilson claims to have obtained good results in the similar case... *
Artichoke Leaf Tea "i have kidney issues. so my cousin, who is an herbalist, recommended drinking artichoke leaf tea many years ago.
so far, it seems to be working. when i have my annual blood work, everything seems to be okay. i want it to stay that way. <..." -- annie (kinda sorta retired at the moment)
The root of the Artichoke is diuretic and aperitive. It is used as such, macerated in white wine, for dropsy, jaundice, abdominal congestion accompanying or following intermittent fever. Wilson claims to have obtained good results in the similar cases from Artichoke juice in a dose of 30-100 grams.
Before the discovery of quinine, the Artichoke can be used as a febrifuge. The extract acts in the same way as all plant bitters and astringents; but the main cause of its value wherever it has been used - more particularly for diarrhea, especially chronic diarrhea in children which is so difficult to help support - is certainly due to the fact that it is rich in bitter extractive principles.
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Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 tea bag for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
Iced tea brewing method (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 tea bags into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the bags. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water].
At the recommended amount and according to the German Commission E Monographs, there are no known side effects or drug interactions.
However, they also state that the use of artichoke is contraindicated in those who are allergic to artichokes and other members of the Compositae (e.g., daisy) family.
In addition, those who have any obstruction of the bile duct (e.g., as a result of gallstones) should not employ this plant therapeutically. There have been reports of kidney failure and/or toxicity from the use of artichoke leaves.
The plant's safety during pregnancy and lactation has not been established.
At the time of writing, there were no well-known drug interactions with artichoke.
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i have kidney issues. so my cousin, who is an herbalist, recommended drinking artichoke leaf tea many years ago.
so far, it seems to be working. when i have my annual blood work, everything seems to be okay. i want it to stay that way.
thank you for being here - zooscape. i love your products.
(Profession: kinda sorta retired at the moment)
-- November 29, 2009
Artichoke Leaf Tea
Went to the doctor and my lab work is so good that I was able to cut my Zocor in half. I am eating better as well so it may be only a part
of the picture. I think this product has had an impact on my overall cholesterol. I am going to have my husband try it and see what happens.
-- July 20, 2011
Also Recommended: I take one tea bag a day and brew for 5 minutes in the morning. Then I keep the bag and using the same bag brew the same in the evening. It has a mild flavor like a green tea.
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