If you’ve enjoyed a spring green or herbal salad, chances are you’ve had chicory root. It is a bitter green, similar to dandelion and other lettuces. It’s health benefits are numerous including detoxification, boosting immunity and protecting the circulatory system. It contains plant insulin, which is capable of lowering blood glucose.
Contraindications: Should be avoided in supplement form by diabetics, but eating the leaves in a salad is perfectly acceptable (and beneficial).