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Alternative Names

Achicoria, Blue Sailors, Barbe de Capucin, Chicorée, Cheveux de Paysans, Common Chicory Root, Chicorée Sauvage, Chicorée Amère, Cichorii Radix, Cichorii Herba, Écoubette, Herbe à Café, Hendibeh, Hinduba, Kasni, Kasani, Racine de Chicorée Commune, Succory, Wild Endive, Wild Chicory, Yeux de Chat CAUTION: Please refer to separate listing for Inulin

Scientific Name

Cichorium Intybus

Why Do People Use Chicory?

The oral preparations of Cichorium intybus (Chicory), like chicory powder, are most effective as a: • Tonic • Diuretic • Laxative • Liver protectant • An agent to nullify the effects of coffee • An appetite suppressant • An agent for dyspepsia • Substance for gallbladder and Liver disorders • Cancer • Tachycardia Topically, leaves of chicory are utilized as poultice for inflammation and swelling. In food items, leaves of chicory are generally eaten like celery and its roots are often boiled and eaten. Its roots are also eaten as a vegetable. For manufacturing purposes, it is very commonly utilized in the production of beverages and food items and is used as a flavoring agent.

Is It Safe To Use?

Possibly safe - Chicory powder is considered safe when utilized in amount generally found in food items. In the United States, the extract of chicory has acquired a generally recognized as safe status (GRAS) for use in foods item. It is also considered safe when utilized orally in medical amounts. However, the information to rate for the safety of this product is still rather lacking. Likely Unsafe in Pregnant Females - Use of Cichorium intybus may cause serious side effects like miscarriage and menstruation in pregnant females. Therefore, use of chicory is contraindicated in pregnancy. In Lactation - Chicory powder should be avoided in lactation because there is lack of authentic information to rate the safety of chicory for pregnant females.

How Effective Is Chicory?

To rate the effectiveness of chicory there is lack of authentic information.

How Chicory Works?

Most effective parts of Cichorium intybus are its aerial parts and dried roots. Roots of chicory may stimulate bile production and have slight laxative impacts. According to some clinical experiments, because of its digitalis-like compound, chicory powder may responsible for slowing the heart rate. It is also believed that this effect further antagonizes the stimulant impacts of tea and coffee. The constituents of sesquiterpene alkaloid are responsible for its bacteriostatic properties. Chicory extract appears to have anti-inflammatory activity. Chicory powder is a vital source of beta-carotene.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Chicory?

Theoretically, extract of chicory may be responsible for contact dermatitis. Also it causes allergic reactions in those persons who are sensitive to the plants belonging to Compositae / Asterceae family. Members of this family include chrysanthemums, ragweed, daisies, marigolds and many other herbs.

How Chicory Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

There is no known interaction of chicory with other supplement & herbs.

How Chicory Interacts With Drugs?

There is no known interaction of chicory powder with different drugs.

How Chicory Interacts With Foods?

There no confirmation regarding interaction of Cichorium intybus and other food items.

How Chicory Interacts With Lab Tests?

There is no known interaction of chicory with various lab tests.

How Chicory Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Chicory Allergy - Chicory powder may exacerbate allergy in patients sensitive to chicory. Cross-Allergenicity - Chicory extract may causes allergic reactions in those who are sensitive to the Compositae / Asterceae family of plants. Plant members of this family are chrysanthemums, ragweed, daisies, marigolds and many other herbs. Gallstones - To avoid gallstones, chicory should be utilized after the recommendations of health advisor because of the bile stimulant effects of chicory.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Chicory?

ORAL dosage of chicory is generally one cup of tea that is made by steeping 2 to 4 grams of chicory root in 150 mL of hot water continuously for ten minutes. Typical dosage of chicory root is 3 to 5 grams every day. TOPICAL there is no typical dosage of chicory.



General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Chicory Powder Extract 4:1


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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