Name: Cynara cardunculus var. altilis L.
Harvest: In the colder months.
Properties: Hypoglycemic, aperitif, tonic, digestive, diuretic.
Common names: Rennet, thorny thistle, wild artichoke.
Habitat: It does not grow spontaneously.
Parts used: The coasts.
Storage: Once cleaned, the ribs are immediately cooked and eaten.
Use: It is not used for medical purposes but is used only in the kitchen.
Notes: Before cooking it is recommended to boil them in water with the juice of half a lemon: by doing this you avoid turning the ribs black later.