Cichorium intybus L.
- More than 30 synonyms
- Common Chicory
- עֹלֶשׁ תַּרְבּוּתִי
- olesh tarbuti
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distribution and other botanical details.
Medicinal Complaints / Uses
Cichorium intybus L.
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Prepare extract of root in "araq" (anise liquor) +" khaqshir" (Sisymbrium sp. synonym of Descurainia sopia.) + "shirkhisht" (sugary secretion of Cotoneaster) + "folus" (Cassia fistula) & apply to affected skin.
Rash/small skin lesions
Cook root +" taujadizi" (Solanum nigrum) fruit & whole plant + Descurainia sophia & drink (See CAUTIONS 2 for Solanum nigrum).
Use root. (Preparation unclear but may involve a fish dish.)
Use root. (Preparation/ Admin. not specified.)
Malaria & high fever
Two preparations are used A & B: A. Cook root in water + "taujadizi" (Solanum nigrum) (See CAUTIONS 2) + "banafsa" (Viola odorata) + "nilufar" (Nymphaea alba). B. Cook "folus" (Cassia fistula) & "taranjamin" (Alhagi sp.) in almond oil. Drink preparation A for 3 days, morning & evening. If no improvement, drink preparation B once. Next day prepare B without "folus" & drink. If still fever on 6th day drink B with "folus".
Three preparations are used: A, B & C. A. Cook Cichorium root + "taujadizi" (Solanum nigrum) (See CAUTIONS 2) in water + Viola odorata + Nymphaea alba. B. Cook Cassia fistula + Alhagi sp. + almond oil. C. Cook as in B but add Cotoneaster nummularia. Drink A for 3 days morning & evening. If no improvement drink B. As a final treatment drink C.
Decoct flowers & drink.
|Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory|
Decoct root & drink conc. extract x1 cup for 3 days.
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1. Cichorium. intybus is identifid with rare allergic skin reactions. Caution in patients with bile or gallstones. Contains carcinogens increased by roasting. Ingestion may cause bradycardia.
2. Several recipes include cooking Cichorium intybus with " taujadazi" or " tajazi" (black nightshade, Solanum nigrum). All parts of Solanum nigrum except the ripe fruit contain highly toxic glycoalkaloid, solanine causing solanine-like poisoning symptoms (unripe fruits can also cause toxicity). For more details see Solanum nigrum entry.