Roasted Chicory Root
Latin name: Cichorus Intybus
Health Benefits of Roasted Chicory Root
Chicory Root is widely popular in the Far East for its pleasant flavor and sweet taste. Chicory Root tea is used as a coffee substitute - far healthier than coffee, more economical, and naturally caffeine-free. For the coffee lover who needs an alternative, this is the perfect replacement. In addition, Chicory Root added to coffee will help counteract the stimulating affects of the caffeine.
Chicory Root is also considered one of the most effective natural remedies for body cleansing. It aids in harmful toxin removal from the intestines and aids in blood cleansing.
Inulin is the primary constituent in Chicory Root which makes this herb so amazing. Inulin is a prebiotic that helps maintain healthy intestinal flora. While a probiotic helps populate your body with healthy bacteria, a prebiotic helps promote the growth of those healthy organisms. In essence, it "feeds" the healthy bacteria. Some probiotic supplements contain FOS (Fructo-oligosaccharides) which helps feed the probiotics in those pills. The main source of FOS for these products is, in fact, Chicory Root! Chicory Root in essence helps buck up the immune system.
Other health benefits include:
Nutritional Benefits of Chicory Root
How to Use Chicory Root
Cautions and Side Effects of Chicory Root