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Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Cichorium
Family: Asteraceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
intybus
NOTES

A plant with large basal leaves and a stout taproot which produces a milky sap. Cultivated as a coffee substitute. Origin Eurasia.


AUTHORITY
L.
Sub Author
Conservation
Exotic
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Radiate bright blue flowers
Colour: Blue
Common Name
Chicory
Sigorei
Blue sailors
Succory
Witloof
Exotic
Habitat
NOTES: Found in the road in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Renal treatments
Roots are used in Europe as a diuretic, choloretic and cholagogue
Gastro-intestinal treatments
Used as a laxative in Europe and to treat digestive upsets
Blood treatments
Used in South Africa to purify the blood, liver and kidneys and to improve appetite and indigestion
Toxicity
Known to contain toxic principles
Food
Inulin derivatives from the plant are used as sucrose substitutes. Widely cultivated as a coffee additive
Months
February
March
April
Synonyms for Species
Cichorium balearicum
Cichorium byzantinum
Cichorium caeruleum
Cichorium cicorea
Cichorium commune
Cichorium cosnia
Cichorium divaricatum Heldr. ex Nyman Cichorium glabratum
Cichorium glaucum
Cichorium hirsutum
Cichorium Illyricum
Cichorium officinale
Cichorium perenne
Cichorium rigidum
Cichorium sylvestre



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