Health Benefits Of Chicory

Author: Carla Fiscina
July 14, 2010

Chicory BenefitsChicory (Cichorium intybus) is a herb which is widely popular is the Far East for its pleasant flavor and sweet taste. Chicory root is used for preparing a tasty natural healthy beverage – chicory root tea, a cheaper and much healthier substitute for coffee. The leaves of the herb are used as an ingredient for vegetable salads. Chicory is a relative of both lettuce and dandelion, though it does not look like any of these plants. Some specialists believe that chicory can actually belong to sunflower family, but it is really hard to say anything from the way the herb looks! Read the rest of this entry »