Latin Name

Cichorium intybus

English Name


Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Leaves, Roots and Seeds
(पत्र, मूल बीज)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Pitta

Properties and Uses

It acts as liver stimulant and has cathartic effect on bile hence used in liver and spleen disorders. It has calming effect on brain hence used in Insomnia and anxiety. External application with leaves is used in abscess, liver enlargement, urticaria and headache. It has blood cleansing and diuretic properties.

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