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Apricot Juice and Artichokes Juice Health Benefits

The apricot tree has a number of nutritional properties through the use of the apricot nut. Along with the use in jams, jellies and juices, the health benefits of apricots can treat anemia, cancer, skin diseases, fevers, earache, indigestion and constipation.

Next, Apricot juice is extremely nutritious with plenty of necessary nutrients to prevent illness and for optimum health. The apricot juice is used as a tonic and is enjoyed worldwide. Apricots are rich in vitamin C and beta carotene that make it an ideal remedy for skin and eye troubles.

Pick a ripe and firm apricot that is neither greenish nor shriveling to touch. Apricot juice can be frozen to gain maximum freshness out of its benefits. It is also rich in vitamin A and works as a perfect blend as a combination with other vegetable and fruit juices. One of the many benefits of apricot juice includes its use as a laxative among those who experience painful constipation. Its gentle laxative properties greatly benefit people suffering from indigestion and constipation. Since apricots are also high in iron and have essential amounts of copper, they make an excellent remedy for anemic patients as it helps in increasing the production of hemoglobin in the body. Herbal apricot tea is also useful as relaxing and rejuvenating drink. Apricot recipes making the use of apricots in stews, meals, salads are also extremely nutritious and satisfying. Fresh apricot juice when blended with honey makes a quenching and comforting drink for fevers. It helps in preventing the drying up of the throat, and removing waste material from the body. In addition, the juice also strengthens the functions of the eyes, the digestive system, the liver, the heart and the nervous system by providing minerals and vitamins.

Artichokes are a popular delicacy in some cultures and not without any reason, as they contain numerous health benefits. Chiefly, the use of artichoke seeds has been used in folklore healing due to its therapeutical properties. Similar to plants in the thistle categories artichokes are known to possess therapeutically essential oils that have a powerful stabilizing impression on metabolism. The juice of artichokes is used to address liver problems and is also a well known diuretic for those who experience water retention. In popular culture artichoke juice is also used as a basis for alcoholic drinks. A daily dose of a small glassful of artichoke juice is a good amount to take as tonic. Artichokes contain a good amount of calcium and also have the ability of fighting heart disease and bringing down the bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the body. Artichokes juice benefits include its ability as a bile stimulant and brings down the effects of nausea, stomach ache, constipation and flatulence. In some countries artichokes juice is used as a therapy to treat mild indigestion. The juice of young artichokes when had in its raw form is helpful in treating chronic diarrheas. A glassful of artichoke juice consumed every day before breakfast and lunch is a good form of therapy for those needing relief from constipation and those needing dramatic weight improvement.


Prunus armeniaca

Apricots should be picked from the tree within three weeks of the fruit appearing. Apricots should neither appear to greenish, nor too shriveled; the ideal fruit would be well-colored and tender. 

Apricots are rich storehouses of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and carotene.

In juice therapy, apricots are used to provide extra Vitamin A, and to give additional flavor when combined with other fruit and vegetable juices.


Cynara scolymus

Artichokes originated in the Mediterranean countries and were a popular delicacy in Roman feasts. When selecting an artichoke, pick one with good color, well-closed centre leaves and without any bruises or blemishes.

Artichokes contain therapeutically valuable oils for aiding liver complaints and can also be used as a diuretic for those suffering from water retention. They are also rich in calcium.

Artichokes can be taken as a juice in combination with other juices or you can make ‘artichoke elixir’. This consists of a mixture of artichoke pulp and juices with white wine.

Submitted on January 16, 2014