The artichoke is a herbaceous plant with large inflorescences, which belongs to the family Asteraceae. Has a gray-green, branched, erect stem to 2 m tall. Its flowers are purple-blue to blue colors represent large baskets (diameter about 25 cm). The fruit are achenes. The flowering of artichoke usually falls on June-July.
Artichoke – species and habitat
Nowadays there are about 140 species of plants but not cultivated for more than forty of them. In the wild artichoke is native to North Africa and southern Europe. In the Mediterranean region it is grown more than two millennia. At the moment, actively cultivated in Europe and South America.
Artichoke – healing properties
With recent years of artichoke obtained new drugs. Experimentally we found out that it has hypocholesterolemic, choleretic, and diuretic action. The artichoke preparations used in the treatment of hepatitis, endarteritis, jaundice, cholelithiasis, and atherosclerosis. Rather successfully the use of these drugs for the treatment of eczema, multiple forms of psoriasis, allergies (serum sickness, urticaria on others), syphilis and azotemia. Articulative positive effect in the postoperative period for patients undergoing surgical intervention on the kidney and liver.
Traditional medicine considers the artichoke as a choleretic, Antirheumatic and diuretic, to treat scurvy, jaundice, rheumatism, swelling, cardiovascular diseases, as a diaphoretic drug, and to increase appetite.
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Oral cancer is the most common form of this disease, accounting for only 1.5% of all malignant neoplasms. But at the same time, this kind of cancer is very dangerous: the detection in the latter stages, which occurs in 78% of cases, survival is only 28%.
Oral cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells, which can develop in the tissues of the tongue, the lips, the buccal mucosa, hard and soft palate. Its first signs are unusual sensations in the mouth, ulcers, seals, pain, that patients in half of the cases are mistaken for angina. Then appear brighter symptoms: severe pain at the site of the lesion, in the temples, in the ears, unpleasant smell coming from his mouth. Upon detection of such symptoms you should immediately seek qualified help: only this can save your life and as long as possible to maintain its quality. In Russia most of the hospitals are equipped with far better. In the clinics of Germany has all the conditions for effective and quality treatment.
Diagnosis of oral cancer in Germany– fast and efficient help
Before prescribing the course of treatment of oral cancer in Germany need to undertake a comprehensive survey to identify the extent of cancer and organ damage. It begins with a General survey of doctors: an oncologist, a dentist, ENT doctor. Then assigned a biopsy study of a piece of suspicious tissue for the presence of malignant cells.
Further tests may include blood tests (biochemical, General, tumor markers), endoscopy, MRI, and computer tomography. The doctor may prescribe x-rays and light, to check whether the cancer has spread to them. Continue reading