Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
|Latin Name||Cichorium intybus|
- Food: Root chicory has been in cultivation in Europe as a coffee substitute. The roots are baked, ground, and used as a coffee substitute and additive.
- Alcohol: Some beer brewers use roasted chicory to add flavor to stouts. Others have added it to strong blond ales.
- Medicine: Chicory is well known for its toxicity to internal parasites. Studies indicate that ingestion of chicory by farm animals results in reduction of worm burdens, which has prompted its widespread use as a forage supplement.
- Livestock Feed: Chicory is highly digestible for ruminants and has a low fiber concentration. Chicory roots are an "excellent substitute for oats" for horses due to their protein and fat content.
- Hey, did your character do something cool with this plant?
- Or maybe your pack has it for trade?