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Chicory Products

Chicory Products

Chicory is native to western Asia, North Africa, and Europe. The plant has a history reaching back to ancient Egypt where it was believed to purify. The first records of Chicory being cultivated date back to the 17th century and it is now used worldwide for its numerous benefits.

Chicory is an important medicinal plant commonly used in Ayurvedic system of medicine as purifying for the Pitta and Kapha doshas, and well as in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) where Chicory is known as Ju Ju.

Indigo Herbs is proud to bring this herb into your homes in the form of Chicory Root Powder and Chicory Root Tea, enabling you to choose the most effective way you would like to use this herb. Chicory is a perennial herb, with a woody stem of up to 1m in height with a fleshy taproot of up to 75cm in length. The plant has large basal leaves and smaller upper leaves with bright azure blue/light purple flowers.

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Latin Name: Cichorium intybus L.

  • Chicory root has a long history of traditional use worldwide
  • Derived from exceptionally high quality chicory roots
  • Robust yet smooth tasting tea with a hint of bitterness
  • Sweeten with your favourite natural sweetener
  • Re-sealable airtight foil pouch to ensure maximum freshness
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients – nothing else added
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Quality Assured Vegetarian and Vegan Safe
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Chicory Root Tea from Indigo Herbs is made from exceptionally high quality Chicory Roots. It is known for having a strong, robust flavour with a hint of bitterness. Chicory is a wild, somewhat woody plant native to Europe, Asia & North Africa. It is a member of the dandelion family (Asteraceae) and usually has bright blue flowers. Chicory has historically been used as a coffee substitute and is traditionally added to coffee in Spanish, Greek & Turkish cuisines, among others. You can sweeten this tea with your favourite natural sweetener or blend it with sweeter herbal teas.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the quality, manufacture and suggested use of this herb. We are unable to advise you here on the benefits of our herbal products, however we do recommend you take the opportunity to research the many benefits of this herb. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of nature’s healing botanicals. Please consult a Herbalist as to how this product can benefit you.

Also known as: Blue Daisy, Blue Dandelion, Coffeeweed

Making a delicious cup of tea with loose leaf herbs is simple and easy. Brewing loose leaves is a traditional art with many different styles and varying items of tea brewing equipment on the market. There are one cup teaballs that can be filled with loose leaves, flowers, and barks and submerged straight into a boiling cup of hot water and then left to infuse. The rule of thumb with brewing loose leaves is to allow them to fully release their beneficial aromatic phyto-chemical content.

This process is lovingly called brewing and takes 5-10 minutes so a tea cosy is recommended if you are using a pot. When making a pot of tea it is advised that you use one teaspoon of loose leaf tea per person and one for the pot. Any true tea maker who truly appreciates the art would recommend heating the pot first, and of course when the tea is fully infused it is absolutely necessary that the drinker sits down and takes a minute to enjoy! For full instructions go to our How to make Herbal Tea Page.

Chicory Root Tea can be made into a delicious hot drink by decocting the Chicory Root into boiling water. Use 1-2 teaspoons per cup of boiling water and steep for 3-10 minutes depending on taste. Then strain and serve.

Serving:

1-2 teaspoons dried root per 1 cup of boiling water, up to 3 times a day.

  • Produced to GMP standards.
  • Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs.
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch.
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.

Indigo Herbs Chicory Root Tea is produced from mature Chicory plants that have been harvested for their roots. After the roots have been dug up and cleaned they are inspected for animal damage and selected for the best specimens to be cut and made into Chicory Root Tea. The selected roots are then dehydrated until there is little moisture in the plant material. The dried Chicory Root is then tested for pollutants before being made ready for shipping.

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This product is not recommended for women during pregnancy as it has been shown to trigger miscarriage and menstrual bleeding.

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