Chicory is generally thought to be healthy. It is naturally caffeine free, so if you're having issues with caffeine addition or caffeine overdose, then drinking chicory coffee or plain chicory can be a good way to reduce caffeine intake or eliminate caffeine from your diet. Chicory is also reported to kill intestinal parasites (or act as a vermifuge), cleanse the blood and improve liver health
Health Benefits of Rowan Berries
Cancer Prevention: The high levels of antioxidants found in rowan berries make it a very powerful superfood against various chronic diseases, including cancer.
Immune System Boost: Although rowan berries aren’t packed with a variety of vitamins, they are found to have high levels of vitamin C.
Antibacterial Activity: Sorbic acid has been directly linked to reducing the effects of microbial and bacterial agents on the skin and in the body.
Digestive Health: Fiber, which is found in moderate amounts in rowan berries, helps to facilitate digestion and reduce constipation by bulking up stool and optimizing your gastrointestinal system.
Respiratory System: In traditional medicine, rowan berry juice was used to reduce inflammation of the respiratory tract, improve sore throats, and relieve asthma and congestion.
A Final Word of Caution: When rowan berries are picked in the wild, they contain high levels of parasorbic acid, which can actually cause kidney damage, indigestion, and a range of other illnesses.