Chicory root comes from a perennial herbaceous plant of the dandelion family, chicory. It aids digestion. It alleviates heart diseases.It helps in treating constipation. It also helps in shedding weight. Chicory has sedative quality so it is helpful in alleviating anxiety. Kidney disorders can also be treated by this herb. Chicory is a rich source of polyphenols. Polyphenols have immense capability to help the body fight inflammation. So, its helpful for arthritis patients. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties.