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CHICORY
(Cichorium intybus)

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CHICORY (Cichorium intybus)

Chicory

DESCRIPTION: Chicory is rich in Vitamins A, C, B, K and P. Chicory has many of the same properties as Dandelion. In ancient Rome it was known as food for the blood, as well as, a blood cleanser.

POTENTIAL BENEFITS: Chicory tea is often used to eliminate phlegm from the gastro-intestinal tract or for an upset stomach. Chicory is also used for conditions associated with uric acid such as: gout, joint stiffness and rheumatism. When used as a poultice it aids in the healing of sores and boils. Chicory is also known for relieving and assisting with gallstones. Much like Aloe Vera, the sap from the stems is often used for the treatment of sunburns and poison ivy.

POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS: None known at this time.

PARTS USED: The herb and the root

GENERAL USAGE: Chicory is often used as a blood cleanser, for calcium deposits, congestion, digestive problems, gallstones, gout, arthritic conditions, glandular problems, infertility, inflammatory processes, liver problems, jaundice and expelling phlegm.

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