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.