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Chicorium intybus (Chicory or Wild Succory)

Rowan McOnegal

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Shows tall stemmed plant with toothed leaves and blue-petalled flowers. The leaves have been used in salads and cooked as a vegetable. Blanched Chicory is also known as Endive. The roasted roots are a flavouring for coffee or used as a coffee substitute, believed to counteract the effects of caffeine. Chicory extract have been used as a laxative.

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