Northern Bushcraft
  • leaves can be eaten raw.
  • leaves are best when young and/or growing in areas protected from direct sunlight.
  • older leaves are best when cooked in several changes of water.
  • young plant, including flower heads can be cooked.
  • roots can be eaten raw when young.
  • roots can be split, dried and roasted to make coffee substitute.
  • look for chicory on disturbed ground, ranging from plains and foothills to montane regions.
  • warning: excessive/prolonged use may damage retinas and cause sluggish digestion.
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