Benefits and properties of chicory

Benefits of chicory

Chicory properties The chicory It is a perennial plant with a cylindrical stem, rough to the touch, rounded and rigid that is able to reach a height of more than 70 centimeters, and which in fact can be interesting to use to make popular cereal drinks.

It is a plant that blooms in summer, tending to be harvested in autumn, although practically today we can enjoy it practically every season.

Many are the benefits of chicory , a plant with very important virtues and properties , that make it an extremely healthy and healthy option for a great variety of different ailments and disorders.

Properties of chicory

The chicory it stands out mainly for its active principles , among which we find the protids, glucosides and lipids, inlunin, amino acids, a bitter ether and mineral salts.

Being a diuretic and depurative plant, it is useful for eliminate toxins that our organism does not need, and as depurative of the kidneys.

It is tonic and aperitive, which means that it is also interesting to use in different stomach problems.

Its use is also highlighted when it comes to lowering the high cholesterol , and can help in turn to lower the levels of high triglycerides .

As you surely know, it can be taken either as an infusion or as a substitute for coffee, a beverage that was habitually consumed a few decades ago in Spanish society.

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