Cichorium intybus

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Historical Use of Cichorium intybus

Cichorium intybus in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Chinese Name (pinyin): Juju

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Chicory Herb

Specific Name  : Herba cichorii

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Collection  : The drug is collected in autumn, remove from foreign matter and dried in the sun.

Description  : Herb of Cichorium glandulosum: wholly covered with hard hairs. Stems cylindrical, slightly curved, externally greyish green or purplish with longitudinal ridges, fracture yellowish-white, hollowed. Leaves frequently broken, greyish green, leaves at the middle part of the stems pinately cleft when whole. Capitulum 5 - 13, arranged in short racene. Involucre tubular, 5 - 6mm in diameter, bracts 2 layers, the outer layer slightly shorter or similar in length with glandular hairs. Ligulate florets blue. Achenes obovate, ridged, truncate at the apex, covered with scaly airgrets, 1 - 2mm long, yellowsig h brown or brown. Odour slight, taste salty slightly bitter.

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Processing  : Eliminate foreign matter and cut into sections.

Action  : To remove heat from the liver, to stimulate the discharge of bile, to promote digestion and increase appetite, and to cause diuresis.

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Precautions  :

Dosage  : 9 to 18 g.

Storage  : Preserve in a cool and dry place.

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Manju Sharma, Aiman Afaque, Shridhar Dwivedi, Zeeba S Jairajpuri, Yasmeen Shamsi, Mohd Faiyaz Khan, Mohd Ibrahim Khan, Danish Ahmed
Interdiscip Toxicol: 2019, 12(3);111-119
[PubMed:32210699] [] [DOI] (P p)

Marie-Luise Puhlmann, Willem M de Vos
Back to the Roots: Revisiting the Use of the Fiber-Rich Cichorium intybusL. Taproots.
Adv Nutr: 2020;
[PubMed:32199025] [] [DOI] (I a)

A Herosimczyk, A Lepczyński, M Ożgo, A Tuśnio, M Taciak, M Barszcz
Effect of dietary inclusion of 1% or 3% of native chicory inulin on the large intestinal mucosa proteome of growing pigs.
Animal: 2020;1-12
[PubMed:32167440] [] [DOI] (I a)

Andrea Gredelj, Carlo Nicoletto, Stefano Polesello, Claudia Ferrario, Sara Valsecchi, Roberto Lava, Alberto Barausse, Francesca Zanon, Luca Palmeri, Laura Guidolin, Marco Bonato
Uptake and translocation of perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) in hydroponically grown red chicory (Cichorium intybus L.): Growth and developmental toxicity, comparison with growth in soil and bioavailability implications.
Sci. Total Environ.: 2020, 720;137333
[PubMed:32146391] [] [DOI] (I a)

K S Swanson, W M de Vos, E C Martens, J A Gilbert, R S Menon, A Soto-Vaca, J Hautvast, P D Meyer, K Borewicz, E E Vaughan, J L Slavin
Effect of fructans, prebiotics and fibres on the human gut microbiome assessed by 16S rRNA-based approaches: a review.
Benef Microbes: 2020, 11(2);101-129
[PubMed:32073295] [] [DOI] (I p)



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