Cichorium

Natural History.
      Cichorium intybus.
      Chicory.
      Endive.
      N. O. Composite. Tincture or trituration of dried root.

Clinical.
      Amblyopia.
      Constipation.
      Headache.

Characteristics.
      Chicory is the well-known salad, the root of which is used for mixing with coffee.
      It has been proved, and the following symptoms have been observed: General heaviness. Headache.
      Weight at stomach and great indisposition to bodily and mental exertion.
      Want of energy.
      Bowels relaxed.
      When taken in infusion like coffee, it acts as a gentle aperient.
      A chicory-roaster observed that he "could not read at night, not from any external irritation of the eyes, but from a feeling of deadness in them."