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Artichoke tea: Liver cleanse

Since ancient times the artichoke has been used for liver and gallbladder conditions, 'cleaning' the blood, as well as the bladder. The Egyptians highly prized it as a health and diet food and Plinius described it as the 'food for the rich' because of the health problems contributed to a 'rich' life style - excessive in rich foods, fats and wine that led to liver illnesses (such as cirrhosis), gout and a general run down condition. Try this Artichoke Tea recipe; dry leaves slowly in the oven, then infused in boiled water and drink as a tea.