Many people like to start their day with a cup of coffee or tea. But if you want to try something new, then pay attention to chicory. This drink has an interesting taste and useful properties.

What is it?

Chicory is a plant. An eponymous drink is cooked from its roots. Furthermore, it is added to various cosmetic products for hair care. It is believed that it strengthens the hairs structure and promotes their growth.

Variety of chicory

The drink is available in several forms: a soluble, liquid and milled. Soluble chicory looks the same as a similar type of coffee. The liquid is like a condensed milk. Ground chicory is made by roasting and grinding the root.


If you decide to try this unusual drink, then just pour a few teaspoonfuls of powder (or liquid) with hot water. Sugar and milk can be added to taste. Although, the experts advise drinking this beverage without any additives.

Benefits of chicory:

  • a complex of vitamins contained in the drink has a beneficial effect on the nervous system;
  • it reduces blood sugar level;
  • calcium, potassium, and magnesium, which are rich in chicory, improve the condition of the skin, tone it;
  • this drink promotes the excretion of bile;
  • chicory is useful in anemia, as it contains a lot of iron.

In addition, the use of this drink is not harmful to the cardiovascular system, as the coffee makes.


Despite the many positive aspects, not everyone can use chicory. If you suffer from varicose veins, asthma, and spasms of the respiratory system it is better to refuse this beverage. Also, allergic reactions can develop in some people, as the chicory contains a lot of vitamin C.