achicoria

Chicory Properties – Ideas for gardens and decoration

Good morning friends, in today's space I leave you with some of the properties of the one known plant, such as chicory.

Remember that this herbaceous plant, of the family of the compounds, has beautiful blue-purple flowers. These curious flowers, close at night or in bad weather.

It has many properties and is used for different things. Today I leave some of these, for us to use at will.

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<p>The leaves and root are used for their varied content in active ingredients, which provide different therapeutic qualities to the plant. The distribution of these assets is different depending on whether it is the root or the leaves, so the therapeutic uses will be different.</p>
<p>Of all of them, bitter substances, such as intibine, stand out, whose main effect is to increase appetite by stimulating taste buds and increasing the secretion of digestive juices.</p>
<p>Its content in sesquiterpenic lactones, mostly lactin, gives it a bacteriostatic activity, as do chlorogenic and isochlorogenic acids.</p>
<p>Products made from chicory are useful for:</p>
<p>Dyspepsia treatment: facilitate digestion, at the gastric and hepatic levels. It is very useful when suffering from heavy digestion, aerophagia and flatulence.</p>
<p>Promote the purifying function of the organism by increasing diuresis. Thus it is very useful when suffering from fluid retention, swelling, obesity, rheumatism and hypertension.</p>
<p>It is a potent orexigen: when stimulating appetite, chicory is used in the treatment of anorexia nervosa. At the gastronomic level, the bitter substances of chicory are used in the production of snack drinks.</p>
<p>In the form of gargles, for the treatment of mild throat conditions. It has a mild laxative effect, well used in children.</p>
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