Chicory Root {Cichorium intybus}

Family Asteraceae (Compositae)

Habitat Native to Europe and naturalized in North America

Parts Used Root, leaves and flowers

Bitter tonic and coffee substitute (the root used to protect the liver from excessive coffee drinking), Diuretic, Vitamin A (leaf)

Jaundice and engorgement of the liver, Gout, Cutaneous eruptions, Constipation, Dyspepsia

Inulin, sugar, mineral salts, lipids and vitamins, bitter priciples (Sesquiterpene lactones especially lacticun)

Warnings & Interactions: 1A {Safety Chart}

Energetics of Chicory: 
Selfless care and concern for others or possessive love with a feeling of something owed to them.

This monograph does not intend to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. It is always advisable to consult with your trusted Herbalist or healthcare professional prior to use. Click here to book your appointment.

. Find a complete list of references for this monograph and a review of its evidence based applications in “Naturopathic Botanical Medicine” by Dr. Anthony Godfrey, and Paul Richard Saunders with Kerry Barlow, Cindy Gilbert, Mathew Gowan and Fraser Smith.


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