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What is Chicory Used For? Health Benefits and Nutrition Information

Chicory is an edible herb with a long tap root. Stems and leaves have a bitter taste. It is cultivated all over the world today. It purifies blood and detoxifies the liver. The roots are used as coffee substitutes. Other parts of the plant are used in cooking and as medicine. It contains water, proteins, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, vitamins A, C, E, and K, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus and copper. It helps to treat gastritis, hemorrhoids, colitis, intestinal worms, hepatitis, helpful in diabetes, and also as a laxative and diuretic

by Margaret Walker on Thu, 02/10/2011 - 01:09

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