Chicory

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Chicory
Cat Given Name : Chicory
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Description :

Chicory is a perennial plant that grows 2-3 feet tall. While its branches may stretch some distance from the main stalk, its leaves grow sparsely and cluster close to the earth. The stem is thick, lightly-fuzzed, and a vivid green. The flowers, which bloom in late summer through late fall, usually appear in clusters of 3-4 and are an eye-catching pale blue. It flourishes along paths, among rocks, and in dry fields.

Properties :

Chicory is useful for digestive complaints as it is both diuretic and detoxifying, can stimulate appetite, and is mild enough for even the very young or very old provided it is used sparingly. It can also be used to combat swelling and inflammation. It shares most of its properties with dandelion and can be used as a substitute in most situations.

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Seasonal Availabilities by Territory *
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
* To find a plant that is not available in an area, it must first be approved by the Game Admins. Please PM one of the Admin Team for that permission.
^ The listed seasons are those in which the herb is ready in some way for harvest. Consult the collection methods below for details.
Collecting & Storing Leaves
When to Collect : Green-Leaf
How to Collect : Collect the broader leaves from the lower part of the stems, taking care to select leaves without rot or insect damage.
How to Preserve : Lay out in full sun to dry.
How to Store : Store in loose piles in a cool, dry place.
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Collecting & Storing Roots
When to Collect : Green-Leaf through late Leaf-Fall
How to Collect : Dig out roots carefully, making sure they are not overly soft, worm-eaten, or otherwise unhealthy.
How to Preserve : Wash roots, and then lay in the sun to fully dry.
How to Store : Store in loose piles in a cool, dry place.
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Detailed Usage Information
Leaves : Leaves may be consumed to stimulate appetite. [ EDIT ]
Leaves : Leaves may be applied topically to reduce inflammation and swelling. [ EDIT ]
Leaves : Leaves may be consumed to aid in flushing the system. [ EDIT ]
Roots : Fresh roots may be consumed to relax or aid in sleep. [ EDIT ]
Roots : Roots may be consumed to aid in flushing the system. [ EDIT ]