Chicory is a valuable medicinal herb that has gained popularity in folk medicine long time ago.
In ancient Rome, chicory root was used to improve digestion, in Egypt it was used to make an antidote for bites of snakes and spiders.
Nowadays, chicory also has not lost its relevance as a medication. These roots contain bitter extractives, soluble in water, inulin, choline, protein, fat, pectin, vitamins C, B1, E, fat, essential oils, resins, tannins, mineral salts and a large number of other useful minerals. Therefore, in modern medicine chicory also has a very wide variety of applications due to the number of its useful therapeutic properties (soothing, sugar-lowering, astringent, choleretic, diuretic, anti inflammatory, antipyretic, antihelminthic properties and many others).
I enjoy chicory with a touch of the Davidoff Cafe 57 coffee and Russian sweetened condensed milk - it is the breakfast of happiness with a bag of poppyseed gingerbread. Try it and you'll agree.