Chicory (Chicorium intybus) is a plant that was used during the Great Depression and World War II in Europe. You can find it blooming in the first week or two of August in Easter United States.

As a bitter root, it has all kinds of health benefits such as inulin for your microbiome, bitters for digestion, assisting the body in detox, appetite management, and blood sugar balance.

At first, you may just think of this plant as too bitter to eat. But if you take the time to try a few recipes, you’ll find this plant can be made delicious. Bitters can help with weight loss, weight management, liver detox, and improved digestion. It improves the microbiome in your digestive system.

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