Chicory Root - CHICORIUM INTYBUS
(Raw) (Cut & Sifted) (Organically Grown) Available in 1 OZ.
Description: Chicory is a bushy herbaceous perennial from the Compositae (Asteraceae) family. It has bright blue flowers and a deep, fleshy tap root like the Dandelion. The raw dried root is the primary part of the plant used for infusions and coffee substitutes, though some varieties are cultivated for salad greens.
Other Names: Blue Sailors, Coffeeweed, Succory, Wild Chicory, Wild Succory
Part Used: Raw Root
Culinary Uses: To make a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 teaspoon of Chicory Root, cover and steep 3-5 minutes.
Medicinal Uses: Chicory is considered helpful for the liver, loss of appetite, and worms. It is a mild laxative. Chicory contains inulin, a natural starch. It is also used to promote bile secretions and aid in the elimination of mucus and gallstones.