Cichorium intybus has a long history of use in traditional herbal practices and has become popular today as a coffee substitute for its deep, robust flavor. Typical preparations of roasted chicory root include decoctions, extractions, and infusions.
Chicory's leaves are used in salads and spring tonics in the same way as dandelion greens.
Chicory can also be eaten as a food and consumed as a beverage
This member of the Asteraceae family is native to Europe but has naturalized in North America, China, and Australia.
Belonging to the Asteraceae family, chicory is a larger relative of the dandelion.
Chicory contains a special class of carbohydrates known as fructans; a group containing inulin (not to be confused with insulin) and oligofructoses.
No known precautions. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.