chicory

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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.
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Red Chicories of Treviso (two varieties: Early and Late) samples were grown in the region including Quinto (Treviso), Zero Branco (Treviso), and Scorze (Venezia), while PGI samples of Variegated Chicory of Castelfranco come from Due Carrare (Padova), Mira (Venezia), and Monselice (Padova).
Our results highlighted the highest FRAP values of Late Red and Early Red Chicories of Treviso with respect to Variegated Chicory of Castelfranco (11.70 [+ or -] 1.92 mmol/kg and 9.93 [+ or -] 3.11 mmol/kg versus 8.76 [+ or -] 4.46 mmol/kg, resp.).
Several mail-order seed companies list Belgian endive, usually with other chicories. Seeds germinate best in cool temperatures; if started in spring, they might produce carrot-size roots by fall.