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  A chicory flowerThe chicory (Cichorium intybus) is 30 to 140 centimetres tall. From July to October this plant species flowers. Each flower head is about two to four centimetres in diameter. Most flowers are bright blue, in some cases they're white or a bit pink. Many birds like to eat half-ripe seeds of the chicory. But first they have to get used to this food from nature. You can find half-ripe seeds from July to October. The leaves are bitter and therefore most birds don't like to eat them.

Importance in naturopathy
In naturopathy chicory is used a mild-tasting appetizing drug. A pet bird weakened by disease can be fed with half-ripe chicory to increase the appetite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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