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A Review Article of Beekhe Kasni (Cichorium intybus) its Traditional uses and Pharmacological Actions

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of Ilmul Saidla National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA

Res. J. of Pharmaceutical Sci., Volume 2, Issue (8), Pages 1-4, September,30 (2013)

Abstract

Cichorium intybus L., is an erect perennial herb it is of different types depending on flowers which are bright blue, white or pink Cichorium intybus is about 8090cm in height .It has a fleshy taproot up to 75 cm in length. Chicory root contains volatile oils which has a wormicidal effect. Chicory is recommended in the treatment of jaundice, spleen problems, gastrointestinal problems like digestive difficulties, gastritis and lack of appetite, sinus problems, cuts and bruises. In Unani system of Medicine Kasni (chicory) is used as a Hepatoprotective and Nephroprotective. Chicory consists of a dietary fibre called as Inulin, which is useful in treating diabetes and constipation. Leaves juice and tea are used to as lithotriptic, elimination of internal mucus and production of bile. This paper gives an overview of Traditional uses and pharmacological properties.

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