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
Herb / drug interactions:
Hawthorn may affect blood pressure, and should not be taken with medications for high blood pressure, including beta-blockers and calcium channel blockers, medications for "male enhancement" (many of which are based on blood vessel dilation and increasing blood flow), and medications that increase blood flow to the heart.