Scientific Name : Cichorium Intybus Common Name : chicory Uses : Dyspepsia, Constipation, high blood pressure

Introduction to Chicory

Cichorium endivia Linn., also known as Chicory, Succory or Endive, is a medicinal plant that belongs to the family Compositae; Asteraceae. Native to the Mediterranean region, this plant is mainly cultivated in Northern India.

Chicory is an aromatic herb which shows a mild laxative effect to treat constipation and reduces swelling. It is used as a tonic in liver and digestive systems.

Chicory “The Unsung Hero”

scientific name - cichorium intybus common name- chicory uses - constipation, dyspepsia

Names and Habitat

In Unani medicine, Cichorium endivia Linn. is referred to as Chicory,  Kaasani or Bustaani (Baaghi). This plant exhibits various medicinal properties. The plant itself has antibilious properties, while the root has demulcent, febrifuge, and diuretic properties.

It is often used in the treatment of dyspepsia and acts as a tonic for the liver and digestive system. Compared to Cichorium intybus, Cichorium endivia Linn. is milder in nature.

Pytochemicals In Chicory

Notably, the roots of Cichorium endivia Linn. contain sesquiterpene lactones. These compounds have been found to be active against several bacteria, highlighting the potential antimicrobial properties of this plant.

Dosage Of Chicory

When using Chicory for medicinal purposes, the following dosage guidelines are generally recommended: 3-6 grams of seed powder, 10-20 ml of leaf juice, and 50-100 ml of root extract.


In conclusion, Chicory(Cichorium endivia Linn.), commonly known as Succory or Endive, is a valuable medicinal plant with various health benefits.

Its traditional uses in Unani medicine make it a promising natural remedy for several ailments. Further research may help uncover additional therapeutic properties of this plant.

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