Cichorium intybus L.
Also known as Blue Sailors, Common Chicory Root, Commune, Succory, Wild Chicory, and Wild Endive
History: Chicory is a pretty blue colored flower, known anciently for its medicinal value, as well as its use as a food source. The Romans prescribed Chicory for liver ailments, while later herbalists used the plant as a tonic, laxative, and diuretic. Today,
Modern Use: The German Commission E recognizes Chicory for loss of appetite. Most of the use today centers around its use as a coffee substitute or additive.