Chicory root does not contain caffeine, although one example of chicory's use as a coffee substitute is found in New Orleans. Historically, when coffee trade was blocked in the harbor, local New Orleanlians began to use chicory instead. Today, chicory remains popular in New Orleans, and 'New Orleans Coffee' typically refers to chicory coffee often blending coffee with up to 30% chicory root.
Incidents of vaginal spotting have been reported if used in the 1st and 2nd trimester of pregnancy. Not recommended if you have a history of, or prone to miscarriages. Might start menstruation.Legalese: This product is not intended to treat or cure any disease or dysfunction. Combing some herbal products with prescription or over the counter drugs may not be advised. Always consult your health care professional. This product has not been evaluated by the FDA. Discontinue use if you experience any difficulty breathing, hives, or skin irritation.
Bring filtered or spring water to 212°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 7 minutes.