BOTANICAL NAME: Cichorium intybus Linn.
ENGLISH NAME: Chicory, Endive, Blue daisy
Hindi name- Kasani, Chichori, Kasni
HABITAT: Chicory is a small shrub growing to a height of 2-3 feet
The flowers are usually blue colored, 1-1.5 inch in diameter. The root is fleshy with white color inside and brown color outside. When flowering, chicory has a tough, grooved, and more or less hairy stem, from 30 to 100 cm (10 to 40 in) tall
|TASTE||PROPERTY||POTENCY||POST DIGESTIVE EFFECT||EFFECT ACTION||DOSHA ACTION|
|Bitter||Light, dry||Hot||Pungent||Blood purifier||Pecifying kapha and pitta|
MAJOR CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS: The herb contains up to 60% inulin, sesquiterpene lactones and coumarin
- Headache- The paste prepared from the leaves is applied over forehead.
- Insomnia- Cold infusion prepared from roasted root of kasani is given in the dose of 25- 30 ml
- Cardiac tonic- The powder of roasted seeds is given regularly in the dose of 3-5 gm with milk.
- Indigestion- The powder of seeds and roots is given with hot water.
Kamala Jaundice, Daha Burning sensation, Yakrita roga Liver disorders.
USEFUL PART: Leaf, Root and Seed
DOSAGE: Powder of seed- 3 to 6 g
Juice of leaf- 10 to 20 ml
Root powder- 3 to 5 g