Published April 23, 1987; Revised September 1, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Cichorii herba, chicory herb.
Cichorii radix, chicory root.
The dried, above-ground parts and/or roots, collected in autumn, of Cichorium intybus L. var. intybus (syn. C. intybus L. var. sylvestre Visiani) [Fam. Asteraceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage. The herb contains bitter principles, inulin, and pentosans.
Loss of appetite, dyspepsia.
Allergies to chicory and other composites. In case of gallstones, use only after consultation with a physician.
In rare cases, allergic skin reactions.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
Average daily dosage:
3 g of herb; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Cut herb for teas, as well as other bitter-tasting preparations for internal uses.