cichorium intybus


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Leaves look like dandelion leaves, but the rest of the plant is quite different. Chicory (sometimes called "wild lettuce") has tall, almost empty stick-like stalks with light bluish purple flowers with thin square-tipped petals. When just starting as greens, the leaves look almost identical to dandelion, except maybe a red vein in the middle. Before this stem grows, you can tell the difference with dandelions by turning a leaf over… if the stem has little white hairs on it, it's not dandelion (which is smooth). The roots are used as a coffee substitute by roasting, grinding and brewing like coffee. The ground up root is a great probiotic food and source of fiber. The whole plant is edible. Diuretic, laxative, sedative, cardio-tonic (good for the heart), lowers blood sugar, used to help heal liver and gallbladder (jaundice, skin problems) Anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory. Use the greens, buds and flowers in your salad and put the ground up root in your drinks! Mildly bitter earthy flavor.

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chicory
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chicory

chicory

Leaves look like dandelion leaves, but the rest of the plant is quite different. Chicory (sometimes called "wild lettuce") has tall, almost empty stick-like stalks with light bluish purple flowers with thin square-tipped petals. When just starting as greens, the leaves look almost identical to dandelion, except maybe a red vein in the middle. Before this stem grows, you can tell the difference with dandelions by turning a leaf over… if the stem has little white hairs on it, it's not dandelion (which is smooth). The roots are used as a coffee substitute by roasting, grinding and brewing like coffee. The ground up root is a great probiotic food and source of fiber. The whole plant is edible. Diuretic, laxative, sedative, cardio-tonic (good for the heart), lowers blood sugar, used to help heal liver and gallbladder (jaundice, skin problems) Anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory. Use the greens, buds and flowers in your salad and put the ground up root in your drinks! Mildly bitter earthy flavor.
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Gregotti, "In vitro and ex vivo anti- and prooxidant components of Cichorium intybus," Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, vol.
Cichorium intybus (commonly known as Wild Endive) is small to medium size perennial herb up to 30 cm in height, with a flashy taproot up to 75 cm in length [2, 3].
The diuretic effect of Terminalia arjuna and anti-inflammatory and anti-immunotoxicity effect of Cichorium intybus have been shown in clinical and experimental studies (Kim 2002, Langmead 2001, Mathur 1994).
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At the time of present survey mostly dominant forage species were Avena sativa, Trifolium alexandrinum, Cichorium intybus, Medicago sativa, Chenopodium morale and some grass species mainly Cynodon dactylon.
To improve synthesis and ultimately boost vitamin D levels, Silab has developed a natural active (INCI: Water (and) Cichorium intybus (chicory) root extract).
09% were Cichorium intybus, Calotropis procera, Achyranthes aspera Cirsium arvense, Conyza ambigua, Cypreus rotundus, Chenopodium album, Chenopodium murale, Convolvulus arvensis, Oxalis corniculata, Cynodon dactylon, Dactyloctenium aegyptium and Rumex dentatus.
Iranshahr, 11 March 2003; Aphis gossypii Glover on Rosa damascena, Hamadan, 24 April 2006 and 1 June 2006; Aphis idaei Boyer de Fonscolombe on Rubus idaeus, Tehran-Peykanshahr, 21 April 2001; Aphis intybi Koch on Cichorium intybus, Hamadan, 31 May 2006; Aphis nerii Boyer de Fonscolombe on Nerium oleander, Iranshahr, 11 March 2003; Tehran, 6 November 2004; Aphis punicae Passerini on Punica grannatum, Tehran, 17 June 2001; Zabol, 3 April 2001; Zahedan, 16 May 2001; Aphis rumicis L.
PartySmart is a polyherbal formulation containing extracts of Phoenix dactylifera, Cichorium intybus, Andrographis paniculata, Vitis vinifera, Phyllanthus amarus and Emblica officinalis.
There were many exotic species on tallgrass plots, including the forbs Cichorium intybus, Plantago lanceolata, Taraxacum officinale, Trifolium pratense and a variety of cool-season meadow grasses planted for pasture improvement (Agrostis stolonifera, Festuca pratensis, Phleum pratense and Poa pratensis).
Synergistic antibacterial activity of Salvia officinalis and Cichorium intybus extracts and antibiotics.