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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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Gazzani, "Anti- and pro-oxidant activity of water soluble compounds in Cichorium intybus var.
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).
Kopcewicz (1970) reported that the cold period necessary for flower induction in Cichorium intybus can be replaced by treatment with 17[beta]-estradiol or an estrone.
Effects of Cichorium Intybus Linn on blood glucose, lipid constituents and selected oxidative stress parameters in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.
TDZ was also used for shoot induction from shoot and leaf explants of Ochna integerrima [21], leaf explants of Cichorium intybus L.
Azzini and collaborators studied the effect of polyphenol-rich extracts from Cichorium intybus L.
Influence of low temperatures on the growth and photosynthetic activity of industrial chicory, Cichorium intybus L.
Los inductores de la brotacion adventicia tales como adenina, sulfato de adenina, triacontanol y acido-4-fluorofenoxiacetico (4-FAA) han favorecido organogenesis adventicia en Picrorhiza scrophulariflora, Cichorium intybus L.
The most common herbaceous plants in this field include Barbarea vulgaris, Cichorium intybus, all Cirsium spp.