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Chicory Root Roasted Granules – Cichorium intybus


Similar to Dandelion, Chicory is a perennial that is native to Eurasia but grows anywhere dry. The plant as a whole is a very edible plant and is used in salads or added to wine. The flowers can be candied or eaten as is. The roots are often roasted and used as a coffee substitute. The flavor adds a sweet yet bitter addition to most dishes.

Until World War II, chicory root tea was a common drink in Europe and is still a favorite treat for cows and other livestock.

Other Names: Blue daisy, blue dandelion, coffeeweed, endive

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Latin: Cichorium intybus

Family: Asteraceae

Country of Origin: India

Actions: Alterative, antibacterial, antiseptic, aperient, astringent, bitter, cardiotonic, carminative, cholagogue, depurative, digestive, diuretic, febrifuge, hepatic, laxative, stimulant, stomachic, tonic

Energetics: Moistening, cooling, bitter, sweet and salty

Precautions: Excessive use may cause digestive and visual issues.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this description is purely for historical or entertainment value and is not designed to treat, diagnose or cure any diseases. If you have any current medical conditions, please seek the advice of a medical practitioner. The individual herbs offered here have not been tested for efficacy with regard to the contents of vitamins, minerals or other constituents.

References: Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine – Brigette Mars

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Weight N/A

1 oz., 2 oz., 4 oz., 8 oz.

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