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Chicory Leaves Kasini Keerai Powder
Tamil : Kasini Keerai - காசினி கீரை
Malayalam : cikkari
Hindi : hinduba, kasni
Telugu : kaasni, kasini, kasini-vittulu
Botanical : Cichorium intybus
Chicory Leaves Powder
Chicory leaves are also called as kasini keerai in tamil. The botanical name for chicory leaves are Cichorium intybus. The roots of the plant that are grown under the ground is used to make coffee more tastier and adds more flavor to the drink. The summer and spring seasons are the best time to purchase this plant. The plant above the ground, i.e leaves, stem etc are added in medicinal supplements. The baby leaves are used in salads while the matured leaves are used in cooking with vegetables and meat. The taste of the leaves are bitter but it works better in case of severe pains. The roots of this herb is roasted and powdered to make the chicory coffee powder that can be used as a drink by adding one cup of powder with one cup of water for the best flavored coffee. Beta carotene is the wonder agent that acts as a medicine for most of the ill effects in the body. It adds more flavor to the food by using it in any form.
Uses & Benefits
To maintain healthy structure of the body and strong teeth, calcium is more essential. This mineral can be obtained by taking chicory leaves. The content present in this variety helps to observe calcium required by the body. The fibers called as raftilin inulin and raftilose oligofructose are fermented by large intestine with the help of bacteria to increase the absorption of calcium.
Inflammation is the main cause of major diseases. Inflammation should be controlled to prevent the attack of these diseases and swellings in hands, knees and legs (gout) can be treated by using this herb.
Cichorium intybus major function is to prevent the growth fungus that causes infection in the thrush (Candida). The bitterness of the herb kills the fungus and prevent infection developed in throat and mouth.
Chicory leaves are used in medicinal supplements to increase appetite, reduce rheumatic pains, dyspepsia, constipation and digestive disorders. A small amount of chicory leaves were given to children to make their digestive system strong and healthy.
Apart from promoting the healthy function of the digestive system, kasini keerai makes the urinary system functions well by detoxifying process. Jaundice can be cured by adding this herb in the diet thus preventing from liver damage
Nerves are most important to make the human body function properly. Chicory leaves supplies energy to the nervous system and promote the healthy function of brain, heart and other parts of the body.
Diabetic patients are highly recommended to add this herb for weight loss and reduce the bad cholesterol, thereby protecting the heart from cardiovascular disease and maintain the sugar level.
1 spoon a day before diet with warm water
There are no known side effects with this herb. Seek medical advice for its use during pregnancy.
Harvesting & Manufacturing Methodology:
All our herbs are Harvested Organically, dried, and pulverized with no chemical interactions ensuring 100% natural herbal powders.
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