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Globe artichoke (Cynara scolymus) leaves. When dried, these leaves are widely used in herbal medicine. They are used in preparing medicinal wines and other oral treatments. The main use of these preparations are to protect the liver and increase the flow of bile. They are also used to keep blood sugar and blood cholesterol levels down, as well as to combat rheumatism.
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