Chicory

Scientific Name: 
Cichorium intybus
Family Name: 
Asteraceae
Place of Origin: 
Europe
Plant Description: 
A woody herb with bright blue flowers.
Plant Height: 
30-100cms
Plant Use: 
Edible
Beverage
Medicinal
Of Interest: 
Europeans have been substituting caffeine-free chicory for coffee since the 1700s. It is naturally caffeine free, so if you're having issues with caffeine addition or caffeine overdose, then drinking chicory coffee or plain chicory can be a good way to reduce caffeine intake or eliminate caffeine from your diet. Chicory is also reported to kill intestinal parasites (or act as a vermifuge), cleanse the blood and improve liver health.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Herb
Climate: 
Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate

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