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Cichorium intybus / Chicory Root Cut

Dried, Cut Chicory Root.
Cichorium intybus / Chicory Root Cut is available for purchase in increments of 0.25 kilograms (Kg)
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Description

Common chicory, Cichorium intybus, is a somewhat woody, perennial herbaceous plant of the dandelion family Asteraceae, usually with bright blue flowers, rarely white or pink. Other common names include blue daisy, blue dandelion, blue sailors, blue weed, bunk, coffee weed, cornflower, horseweed, ragged sailors, succory, wild bachelor's buttons, and wild endive.

Many varieties are cultivated for salad leaves, chicons (blanched buds), or roots (var. sativum), which are baked, ground, and used as a coffee substitute and additive. It is also grown as a forage crop for livestock.  

It lives as a wild plant on roadsides in its native Europe, and is now common in North America, China, and Australia, where it has become widely naturalised.

"Chicory" is also the common name in the United States for curly endive (Cichorium endivia); these two closely related species are often confused.

 

Medicinal Action and Uses

Bitter - Chicory is viewed as an excellent bitter agent that increases the secretion of bile which in turn stimulates the appetite and aids in digestion. The bitter substances found in chicory are harmless, so that it can also be used to treat ulcers, ulcers on the duodenum and minor internal bleeding.

Depurative - Chicory is regarded to be effective as a natural treatment for gallstones and kidney stones, and the herb is well known as a remedy for jaundice, hepatomegaly (enlargement of the liver), inflammation of the liver and the urinary tract, and problems with the spleen.

Diuretic - chicory has mild diuretic properties, and since it also promotes the excretion of uric acid it can be used for the treatment of rheumatic disorders, like arthritis and gout.

Gastrointestinal - In today’s herbal medicine chicory is considered to be of particularly great value as a tonic for the liver and gastrointestinal tract.

Laxative - The herb is considered to be safe and mild enough to be used as a laxative for children.

 

Packaging

Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Common Name Chicory Root Cut
Weight 1.188000
Country of Manufacture United Kingdom

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