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CICHORIUM ENDIVIA

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Family ► Compositae; Asteraceae.

Habitat ► Native to the Mediterranean region, cultivated mainly in Northern India.

English ► Succory, Endive.

Unani ► Kaasani, Bustaani (Baaghi).

Action ► Plant—antibilious. Root— demulcent, febrifuge, diuretic; used in dyspepsia; as a tonic for liver and digestive system. Milder than C. intybus.

Roots contain sesquiterpene lac- tones.

See C. intybus.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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