Cichorium intybus flower



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Medicinal uses:-

Chicory flower, used as a folk medicine in Germany,  It is variously used as a tonic and as a treatment for gallstones, gastro-enteritis, sinus problems and cuts and bruises.

Chicory contains inulin, which may help humans with weight loss, constipation, improving bowel function, and general health.

 

Cichorium intybus flower



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Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Asterales
Family:     Asteraceae
Tribe:     Cichorieae
Genus:     Cichorium
Species:     C. intybus
Binomial name
Cichorium intybus

Common name:-  Blue daisy, blue dandelion, blue sailors, blue weed, bunk, coffeeweed, cornflower, hendibeh, horseweed, ragged sailors, succory, wild bachelor’s buttons, and wild endive.

Uses:-

Chicory may be cultivated for its leaves, usually eaten raw as salad leaves.

Chicory is used for loss of appetite, upset stomach, constipation, liver and gallbladder disorders, cancer, and rapid heartbeat

Paste of chicory leaves apply directly to the skin for swelling and inflammation