Artichokes are an important ingredient in the Mediterranean and Asian diets. The West typically uses one type of artichoke Cynara cardunculus (Globe Artichoke) and the East another Stachys affinis (Chinese Artichoke). Both are highly nutritious and even medicinal. Find out about an often overlooked benefit of artichokes and how they are utilized in the West as well as in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Check out my Herb Health Session all about Artichoke (Yang Ji).