Chicory

Chicory

  • $8.40


Product Information:

 Chicory root Cichorium intybus

Consider for:

  • jaundice and other liver ailments
  • can slow a rapid heartbeat
  • a mild non-irritating tonic with diuretic and laxative effects
  • used for tachycardia (rapid heartbeat)
  • rheumatic conditions and gout
  • liver disease
  • excellent mild bitter tonic for the liver, gallbladder, and digestive tract
  • a decoction of the dried root is a noted treatment for stomach acidity
  • when added to coffee, counteracts the coffee’s acidic quality and its adverse effect on the stomach

The bruised leaves are used externally as a poultice for the relief of swellings, skin lacerations, and inflammations

Chicory helps support the body’s ability to absorb Calcium. Calcium is a nutrient that helps build and maintain strong bones and teeth. The fibers that are extracted from Chicory root called Raftilin Inulin and Raftilose Oligofructose are fibers that cannot be digested by the small intestine. Instead, they are fermented by bacteria in the large intestine, leading to the increased absorption of Calcium and other minerals.