Chicory Root, Cichorium intybus
Herbalist value chicory it as a bitter digestive tonic.
Used as teas, and heated beverages. Prepare just like coffee or add in equal parts to coffee. Also, combines well with coffee, burdock and dandelion root. Anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. Ingredient in the famous "New Orleans" coffee blend.
Avoid excessive consumption if you have gallstones.