Chicory ( Chicorium intybus ) is organically grown in India
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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.
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.
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.