N. O. Composite. Tincture or trituration of dried root.
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.
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."