Smallflower is our in-house, private label brand. We’re thrilled to bring you high quality herbs, home fragrances, gift bundles and more. Our goal is to create a modern apothecary experience by providing unique, hard-to-find personal care items and a compassionate customer experience that mirrors what you’ll find in our brick and mortar store, Merz Apothecary.
Artichoke is probably familiar to you as a vegetable, often encountered dressed up for cocktail parties in olive oil or melted butter. Full truth be told, the Artichoke is a majestic type of thistle, native to Southern Europe and Northern Africa, its stalks growing up to 6 feet high, producing gorgeous giant purple flowers sometimes spanning more than half a foot across.
It has a distinctive, bitter flavor, and may not be an obvious choice to steep as tea - but, the bitterness is a reflection of not only its nutritive content, high in folate, minerals and vitamins, but also its ability to benefit the digestive system as a whole. If you’re considering the beneficial practice of including bitter flavors into your daily diet - Artichoke leaf tea is an excellent, nutrient-rich choice.