Robert Thomson, in “Natural Medicine” (Wildwood House, London, 1981) says, “All the Hakims I consulted were in agreement that chicory is the best remedy for bad temperament of the liver.”

Chicory root, is al-hindubaa al-baria in Arabic, and Ju Ju Gen in TCM.

In Tibb it is classified as a tonic, diuretic, hepatic and laxative. It removes phlegm. It is good for the liver. 

In TCM it is classified as bitter and diuretic and considered as good for the liver.