Chicory , herbaceous perennial height of more than 1 m. In the first year of life
chicory forms a rosette of leaves pinnately runcinate - .
Chicory has a stem leaves , rodolgovato -lanceolate , almost entire.

Bloom starts in the second year of vegetation. Flowering lasts from July to August,
in some years, delayed until the autumn, which provides additional
feeding honey bees collect nectar and pollen. The inflorescence consists of
12-20 only reed bisexual small flowers, gathered in a relatively
large light blue baskets, located mainly at the ends of branches
and having two rows wrappers. Fruits achenes, chicory. Chicory grows wildly
almost everywhere - along roads, in meadows and waste lands, scrublands
and forest edges, preferring lowland hills and over dry areas
habitat. With the therapeutic use of chicory roots for. They have a bitter
taste, help to improve digestion, used in various diseases
Gastrointestinal tract is almost no contraindications have choleretic effect, so
used in the treatment of liver disease, biliary tract. Harvest
chicory roots is better in the fall. Digging, they are cleaned from the ground and dried. Leaves
Varieties of salad of chicory used as a vitamin (and
stimulating digestion) component of clinical nutrition, which in the past
decades has become increasingly popular. Grow chicory and for thick
spindle-shaped root that is used for the production of coffee substitute.
Today is a very popular easy to use instant drinks containing
powder chicory and barley with added echinacea, ginseng, Chinese magnolia vine
Rhodiola rosea or produced in Ukraine. Infusion of chicory helps
diabetes.

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