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Chicory Root

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Chicory Root Roasted Granules 

Also Known As - Cichorium intybus, Blue Sailors, Common Chicory, Wild Chicory, Succory, and Wild Succory.

Wild Crafted - USA

Overview - Chicory is best known as a coffee substitute or additive, which is made from the roasted root of this plant. The plant is related to the Dandelion, yet has a blue flower and is called “Blue Sailors” in some places it grows. It was brought to North America in the 1800's and has become naturalized in much of the eastern, Midwest and western states excluding most of the southern part of the US. The leaves can be eaten in the spring as a bitter green much like dandelion, and it has been cultivated as a fresh green fodder for livestock. The leaves are rich in vitamin c.

Parts Used - Root and leaves, dried. The root is usually granulated and roasted for a near precise coffee like flavor.

Preparations - Teas, and heated beverages. 

  • Decoction: use 1 tsp. rootstock or herb per 1/2 cup of cold water; bring to a boil and strain. Take 1 to 1 1/2 cups per day, a mouthful at a time.
  • Juice: take 1 tbsp. in milk or water, 3 times per day.

Medicinal - The bitter principles and starches are of interest here for its employment in herbal pharmacy. The cultivated varieties contain very large amounts of carbohydrates, inulin, fructose, and fiber and these can be extracted to form a solid substance for tableting, as well as a "prebiotic", providing a food source for friendly bacteria to use during implantation. The root is used and has properties similar to those of dandelion. The leaves and roots are tonic, help regulate the release of fluids and water-soluble waste, have mild laxative properties and support and regulate kidney and liver function. 

Chicory is often helpful for jaundice and for spleen problems. The juice of the leaves and a tea made from the flowering plant promote the production of bile, the release of gallstones, and the elimination of excessive internal mucus. They are also useful for gastritis, lack of appetite, and digestive difficulties. AA decoction of the rootstock is said to be helpful to the glandular organs or the digestive system. For painful inflammations, try applying the boiled leaves and flowers wrapped in a cloth. Also a spring tonic.

One ounce root in 1 pint of water used as a diuretic, laxative, folk use for jaundice, skin eruptions, slightly sedative, and mildly laxative. Homeopathically used for liver and gall bladder ailments. Leaf extracts weaker than root extracts. In experiments, animals given chicory root extracts exhibit a slower and weaker heart rate (pulse). It has been suggested that the plant should be researched for use in heart irregularities. Root extracts in alcohol solutions have proven anti-inflammatory effects in experiments.

Active Constituents - Ascorbic acid (leaf), Beta Carotene (leaf), Calcium (leaf and root), Carbohydrates, Choline, Cichoric Acid, Fiber, Fructose, Glucose, Harman, Histidine, Inositol, Inulin, Iron, Lactucin, Leucine, Linoleic Acid, Lysine, Magnesium, Mannose, Nicain, Oleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Pectin, Potassium, Quercitin, Riboflavin, Thiamine.

Precautions - Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Taking chicory by mouth in large amounts is UNSAFE during pregnancy. Not enough is known about the safety of using chicory during breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

  • Chicory allergy: If you are allergic to chicory, don’t take it by mouth or handle it.
  • Avoid excessive consumption if you have gallstones.

Disclaimer - These products are not intended to diagnose, treat cure or prevent any disease. Reviews are not intended as a substitute for appropriate medical care or the advice of a physician or another medical professional. Actual results may vary among users. Mountain Maus Remedies LLC makes no warranty or representation, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or validity of the information contributed by outside product review submissions, and assumes no responsibility or liability regarding the use of such information. The information and statements regarding the dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you have a medical condition or disease, please talk to your health care provider. If you are currently taking a prescription medication, you should work with your health care provider before discontinuing any drug or altering any drug regimen, including augmenting your regimen with any herb or dietary supplements. Do not attempt to self-diagnose any disease or ailment based on the reviews and do not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. Proper medical care is critical to good health. If you have a health concern or suspect you have an undiagnosed sign or symptom, please consult a physician or health care practitioner.

 

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  1. Fantastic !! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jul 2017

    Love this place freshest of herbs


  2. So Happy! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jul 2016

    I am so happy I found this shop. It is so hard to find chicory that is harvested in the US. When I opened the package, by the way the packaging is awesome and you can reseal it to keep in the freshness!the smell was AMAZING! This chicory is so fresh and I will be back for more.


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