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chicory

a perennial herb found in the United States, India, and Egypt.
uses It is used as a coffee substitute, as a source of fructooligosaccharides, as a mild laxative for children, and as a treatment for gout, rheumatism, loss of appetite, and digestive distress. It is generally recognized as safe in foods and may be effective as an appetite stimulant; there is insufficient reliable information for its other indications.
contraindications It is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation and in children. People who are hypersensitive to chicory or asteraceae/composit herbs also should avoid its use, and it is contraindicated for people with gallstones.

chicory

Herbal medicine
A perennial herb which contains fructose, inulin, lactucin, taraxasterol, pectin, resin, taraxasterol and tannins. It is diuretic, laxative and tonic; it is used topically for skin inflammation, and internally for diabetes, gallstones, gout, hepatitis and other liver conditions, rheumatic complaints, splenomegaly and caffeine-induced tachyarrhythmias.

chicory,

n Latin name:
Cichorium intybus; parts used: leaves, roots; uses: diuretic, laxative, sedative, appetite inducer, cancer; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, patients with heart disease or gallstones; can cause contact dermatitis. Also called
blue sailors, garden endive, succory, or
wild succory.

chicory

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Or try my version of the dish that started it all -- Madame Gabillet's Belgian endive gratin.
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CARAMELISED ENDIVE WITH PARMA HAM Ingredients (serves 6) 6 endives cut in half lengthways 40g unsalted butter 4 tsp caster sugar 75g breadcrumbs 75g Parmesan cheese, freshly grated Good sprig of thyme, stalk removed and chopped 120ml whipping cream 12 thin slices of Parma ham Olive oil Sea salt and freshly milled pepper Method 1.
CUT the end off both the endives and gently break off all the leaves, one by one, arranging them on a serving dish so that they resemble little boats to carry the ingredients.
A Belgian endive is another name for chicory, a bitter crunchy leaf which can be eaten raw in salads but is also nice cooked, particularly braised.
Ingredients: half melon, de-seeded and chopped into small chunks; 50g/1*oz rocket leaves; 2 endive leaves, sliced into thin julienne strips; 1 tbsp olive oil; 3 sun-dried tomatoes; 2 slices Parma ham; 4 endive leaves, sliced in half length ways; 1 tsp balsamic vinegar; salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
For a late harvest, continue to sow endive, swede, beetroot, carrots, chicory, marrow and sweetcorn.
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