Jerusalem artichoke: useful properties and applications

Jerusalem artichoke: useful properties and applications
 Jerusalem artichoke, also known as "artichoke" or "Jerusalem artichoke", known in Russia since the 18th century. However, surprisingly, its high nutritional, medical and cosmetic possibilities were not appreciated in our country. Several times by the authorities attempts to disseminate this valuable and very unpretentious culture, however, and to this day remains the most exotic artichoke in domestic gardens and orchards.

At the same time, the value of the crop in the literal sense is hard to overestimate. First of all, Jerusalem artichoke is primarily a beautiful vegetable culture and its nutritional value and taste does not yield to our usual potatoes, beets, carrots or radishes. In many cultures around the world Jerusalem artichoke tubers are widely used as a separate dish in the liver or fried, or as a side dish or ingredient variety of salads.

Due to the high content of special carbohydrate inulin, which is long-term storage is converted into fructose, Jerusalem artichoke has a characteristic sweet taste. In turn, a large number of pectin can be successfully used in the production of artichoke dietary and children jam, jam, marmalade or jelly. As proven medical research, inulin is completely harmless to people with diabetes and can serve as an effective substitute for sugar in their diet.

Jerusalem artichoke tubers are a storehouse of vitamins and trace elements. They are very rich in vitamin C, iron, potassium, dietary fiber. Juice squeezed from fresh tubers, perfectly helps heartburn as effective in reducing gastric acidity. Just Jerusalem artichoke juice is useful in abdominal pain and constipation. It has anti-inflammatory effect and is useful in the treatment of polyarthritis.

No less effective in the treatment of artichoke cardiovascular diseases. Doctors recommend to use it as a dietary food in atherosclerosis, hypertension, coronary heart disease. Decoction of artichoke glucose-lowering ability is excellent and useful as a treatment for diabetes neinsulinovogo. He also helps with obesity, anemia and salt deposits.

As a cosmetic product expressed Jerusalem artichoke has antioxidant properties and successfully removes radionuclides, heavy metals and various toxins. Masks of pureed mush in tubers of Jerusalem artichoke effectively smooth even deep age wrinkles, whiten skin. If such a mask to do regularly 2-3 times a week for a month, the skin again becomes smooth and elastic. For dry skin mask should add a few drops of hemp, flax or olive oil.

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