The hidden side of chicory: the study of the properties of amazing root
Not so long ago, chicory firmly ensconced on the shelves. And, apparently, for a long time. While in Soviet times, I remember, chicory with milk was given in preschool. Then his popularity had declined. And today, chicory is used quite actively. Basically, as an analogue is not always useful coffee.
What is known about this root? To use chicory? How big are the benefits and harms plants? You cannot ignore emerging issues, because of the literacy of the answers may depend, will increase the circle of admirers of chicory.
The use of chicory
Key three: cooking, cosmetology and medicine.
The shoots and leaves of salad varieties are used for salads, sautéing, frying; dishes of meat and fish. They are baked with apples and cheese. The ground roots of the plant boil and drink. Fresh – stewed together with meat.
The cosmetic industry uses hoods. The plant helps in various skin diseases, effective for hair growth. Folk medicine recommends to brew fresh grass of chicory with diathesis.
The plant is used as traditional and folk medicine. The application found all his pieces:
the roots – soothing, sugar-lowering, choleretic, diuretic, anti-inflammatory,antipyretic, antihelminthic means;
seeds – antipyretic, diaphoretic and analgesic drugs;
flowers – to reduce excessive excitability and reducing the pain in the heart;
stems – for an arthritis, effective against eczema, diathesis, lesions of the joints of any etiology;
leaves to increase appetite.
Soluble chicory: the benefits and harms
Consumer chicory is often used for preparing drinks. Pleasant sweetish taste soluble ground root is reminiscent of coffee. Because coffee drinkers, when there are contraindications to the use of their favorite drink, switching to chicory drink.
How useful chicory?
This is a great vitamin-mineral Supplement to the basic diet. The plant contains vitamins C, b group, potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, etc. micro – and macroelements.
Normalizes intestinal flora, anti-inflammatory, cholagogic and hypoglycemic action.
The pectin in the composition of plants promotes natural bowel cleansing. Soluble inulin normalizes metabolism, creates favourable conditions for beneficial bacteria in the gut. The same inulin is a polymer compound of fructose, therefore the drink can be consumed by people with diabetes. Moreover, regular use supports the functionality of the pancreas, reduces the amount of glucose in the blood.
Unlike coffee, chicory invigorates, without having a negative impact on the cardiovascular system. A rich vitamin and mineral composition is “stable platform” for a strong immune system. So affects the human body chicory drink, the benefits and harms is determined by the quality of the product and the number of coffee cups.
Slightly deviate from the soluble product and see where it may be useful to the plant. In what diseases it helps?
Recipes of traditional medicine
For the treatment of gastritis tablespoon of stems and leaves soaked in a Cup of boiling water an hour. Filtered drinking medicine two times a day half a Cup.
From constipation helps decoction of fresh root (tablespoon of raw material to boil in a glass of water a quarter of an hour). To drink the medicine three times a day for two tablespoons.
The juice of fresh leaves is effective in low hemoglobin. Dessert spoon, diluted in a glass of warm milk and drink three times a day for two months.
Great anthelminthic remedy is the fresh grated root with sugar. Eat one teaspoon before bedtime.
With the help of decoction of leaves and roots relieve symptoms of chronic heart failure. In two cups of water to boil two tablespoons of raw two minutes. Take half a Cup three times a day. A sick heart will also help to keep dried dates. The benefits and harms of date palm fruit depends on the condition of the patient. So, for people with allergies and diabetes dates unwanted.
A decoction of chicory struggling with hair loss, is effective in treatment of purulent wounds and ulcers.
Chicory root who will be harmful?
First, those who have an Allergy to this drink. Although such cases are extremely rare.
Secondly, those who are allergic to ascorbic acid. But small amounts of chicory can be beneficial. Because vitamin C must still be ingested. Try to drink a little drink and observe your body reaction. If all is well, the Cup of fragrant drink a day will come in handy.
It is also not recommended to drink before bedtime. It invigorates, stimulates the nervous system. And at night, its effect will be harmful.