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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Cichorium intybus?
If you know websites containing any information about Cichorium intybus please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Cichorium intybus and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Cichorium intybus.


Cichorium intybus basic info
Scientific Name: Cichorium intybus L..
Family: Compositae.
Genus: Cichorium.
Common names in English: chicory, coffee chicory, French endive, succory, witloof.
For common names of Cichorium intybus in different languages - See link
Description: Common chicory, Cichorium intybus, is a somewhat woody, perennial herbaceous plant usually with bright blue flowers, rarely white or pink. Many varieties are cultivated for salad leaves, chicons (blanched buds), or for roots (var. sativum), which are baked, ground, and used as a coffee substitute and additive. It is also grown as a forage crop for livestock. It lives as a wild plant on roadsides in its native Europe, and now common in North America, China, and Australia where it has become widely naturalized. Root chicory contains volatile oils similar to those found in plants in the related genus Tanacetum which includes Tansy, and is similarly effective at eliminating intestinal worms. - for more info about Cichorium intybus See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Cichorium intybus
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Cichorium intybus in other websites
Cichorium intybus common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Cichorium intybus - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Cichorium intybus - See link.


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