[noun] The artichoke, halfway between a vegetable and a plant, is actually a thornless variety of wild thistle. It has long been used in traditional medicine, especially in its native territory of the Mediterranean basin. Artichokes are high in vitamin B9, calcium, magnesium and potassium and are also known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They are especially recommended for use in detoxification diets or treatments.
Related category: Nutri-cosmetics.