Chicory in the treatment of liver

The use of chicory traveler in the treatment of liver and biliary tract

Chicory - perennial plant of the family Complex, which is present in Europe, North Africa and Asia to Lake Baikal.

It grows on the balk, pastures, meadows and roadsides.

For medicinal purposes are harvested in September, only the roots of the plants from natural sites. They are thoroughly washed and dried in a heated drying. The raw material is chicory root traveler

Fine roots and branches are discarded.

Sometimes collected in August the upper part of the shoots during the blooming and dried in a drying in the shade and natural ventilation.

In this way, a traveler is chicory herb which is weaker in action and less frequently used than the root.

Basic active compounds chicory traveler

The root is milky sap, and the bitter compounds lactucarium and lactone. Moreover, they are at the root of plant sterols (e.g. taraksasterol), bitter glycoside intybin (below 0.01%), traces of essential oil, choline, polyphenolic acids, reducing sugars, carbohydrate inulin replacement (approximately 40%) and mineral salts.

Chicory leaves traveler contain little juice milk are low because of bitter, but it is much much Hydroxycoumarin - esculin and cichoryny are flavonoids, such as quercetin, apigenin hiperozyd and derivatives. However, the flowers are anthocyanins, cyanidin derivatives.

Action chicory traveler

Bitter chicory root contained in gently stimulate the secretion of gastric juice, improve digestion and assimilation of food and increases appetite.

In addition, chicory stimulates liver function, increases slightly the amount of bile produced, facilitate the flow of the bile ducts and antibacterial.

     Caution! At therapeutic doses, the raw material is not expected to be harmful to humans.

The use of chicory traveler

Among other things, chicory in combination with other materials with similar effects of secondary bile creative agent in chronic, severe low secretory dysfunction of the liver and liver tissue damage by toxic compounds.

Preparations of chicory traveler

A decoction of chicory root

Preparation: 1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons chopped chicory roots shitting 1 1/2 cup warm water. Heat to a boil and cook, covered, 3 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes and strain the.

Dosage: Drink 1/3-1/2 cup 2-4 times a day for 1 hr. before eating as a means of stimulating the secretion of gastric juice, choleretic and gastritis.

Herbs Bile

Preparation: Mix 50 g of crushed roots of chicory and dandelion and 25 g of peppermint leaves, thistle herb leaves or crushed fennel fruit and 10 grams of flowers of tansy.

Pour 1 1/2 tablespoons of herbs 2 cups of warm water, put the lid on hand for 30 minutes and boil to a boil. Let stand for 15 minutes and strain the thermos.

Drink 1/2 cup 3 times a day before meals as an antispasmodic, choleretic and anti-inflammatory in the bile and stimulates the secretion of digestive juices.


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