Common chicory is a perennial herb from the Asteraceae family 1-1.5 m high with a taproot up to 1.5 m long. Basal leaves form a rosette. This unpretentious plant, of course, should be planted in the garden - a lacy blue chicory cloud will greatly decorate the site. It blooms with bright blue flowers, collected in baskets, from June to September. A wonderful honey plant. Medicinal properties: the leaves and roots contain vitamins C and B1, carotene and chicoryic acid. The high content of inulin contributes to the effectiveness of chicory in diabetes mellitus and metabolic disorders, liver diseases, and fat metabolism disorders.
Eng.: Chicory, blue daisy, blue sailors, coffee chicory, coffee weed, common chicory, succory, wild chicory, wild succory. Suom.: Juurisikuri. Sven.: Cikoria, cicoria, vägvårda.