Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
Parts Used: The herb, the root
More than just a coffee substitute, chicory has long been used as a food and a blood purifier. The herb has many of the natural properties of dandelion. Chicory tea helps to remove excess phlegm from the stomach and is also beneficial for an upset stomach. It helps to remove uric acid from the system and aids such conditions as gout, rheumatism and joint stiffness. It can be used as a poultice for boils and sores. If gallstones is present, regular use of the tea can help reduce or even remove them.
The sap of the stems is a great treatment for poison ivy and sunburns.
Anemia, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, blood purifier, calcium deposits, congestion, digestion, gallstones, gout, glands, infertility, inflammation, jaundice, kidney problems, liver problems, phlegm, poultice, rheumatism, spleen,