Chicory Root Roasted, Organically grown Chicorium intybus

$9.00

Chicory   ( Chicorium intybus  ) is organically grown in India

 

 

 

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Cautions   please be aware that herbs, although natural can interact with certain medications, and that they may be ill advised to use under certain health conditions.  Please consult a qualified health practitioner for cautions pertinent to you.

 

 

No therapeutic claim   is made or intended for this product.  Information is for educational purposes only. 

 

 

Please Note   The combined weight of each individual herb powder will be packed in one bag unless you specify otherwise.  Ie if you order 2x50g, it will be packed as 1 x 100g 

 

 

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 Internally Chicory is similar to dandelion in its herbal effects. It is a good tonic, a good laxative, is gentle enough for children and is good for the digestion. In Egypt today, it is still used as a folk remedy for tachycardia (fast heartbeat). In Pakistani folk medicine the root is used to heal liver disease. It cleanses and detoxifies the urinary tract, and makes a good remedy for children with constipation or digestive problems. A decoction from tender young leaves can aid sensitive intestinal tracts. It also cleanses the blood and detoxifies the gall bladder. This decoction has also been used to treat jaundice. The roasted root can be used in some diabetic therapies and to correct water retention. Some herbalists believe that chicory is a mild sedative and that it has strong cardiac potential. It stimulates the appetite. Externally Chicory leaves, when bruised, make a good poultice for skin ailments. They relieve inflammation and swelling. An infusion can be useful for gout-related skin eruptions.

Chicory root, known scientifically as Chicorium intybus, is one of many  organic herbs  that are not only used therapeutically, but for nutrition as well. Both the leaves and dried and ground chicory root are used as medicinal herbs and in the kitchen as a spice, boiled up as a side dish and used both as a flavoring for coffee (New Orleans coffee with chicory was once world-famous) and as a coffee substitute. 

Essentially a sedative, chicory acts on the heart and circulatory system. Herbalists say that chicory root is probiotic and promotes the growth of friendly microbes in the gastro-intestinal tract. There have also been claims that it may be useful for those with constipation and diarrhea; however, there are few definitive scientific studies to confirm this. 
Like other herbs
 chicory root can be used to flavor foods during the cooking process and stimulate the appetite. Unlike some other herbs, chicory is fine to eat in salads as well as a pot green like spinach.
 
 
Caution

 Pregnant and nursing women should avoid this herb, as there is some evidence that it may cause bleeding. If you have allergies to the daisy family, be cautious in its use.

You may notice a rash in response to ingesting it. In animal tests, there has been some infertility due to ingestion.
When used too much, it can cause a feeling of congestion in the digestive tract.