Chicory is a plant. Its roots and dried, above-ground parts are used to make medicine.
Chicory is used for loss of appetite, upset stomach, constipation, liver and gallbladder disorders, cancer, and rapid heartbeat.
It is also used as a “tonic,” to increase urine production, to protect the liver, and to balance the stimulant effect of coffee.
- Liver disorders.
- Gallbladder disorders.
- Skin inflammation.
- Loss of appetite.
- Upset stomach.
Chicory is LIKELY SAFE for most adults when consumed in amounts found in food.
Chicory is POSSIBLY SAFE for most adults when taken by mouth in medicinal amounts. Handling the chicory plant might cause skin irritation.