The bitter roots from Soncino are a type of chicory, Cichorium intybus, of the family Astaraceae, the same plant family of dandelion. These bitter roots are grown near Soncino, province of Cremona, Italy, they have an elongated shape, a white-beige color and are characterized by a bitter taste. The most important property of the bitter root of Soncino is its ability to purify the liver, kidneys and blood. These roots have also a carminative effect, that results very helpful in order to remove bloating and intestinal gas, digestive and diuretic properties, useful to prevent and treat problems related to the urinary tract, in addition to this the roots promote the absorption of the iron and result, for this reason, important for those people who suffer from anemia. Moreover, the roots contain inulin, a substance with a protective role on the intestine and able to keep under control the level of sugar in blood. The roots can be eaten cooked in salads or soups. Do not throw away the water, in which you cooked the roots, you can drink a glass of this water as a detox drink.
Bitter root from Socino
Digestive, carminative and diuretic properties, promotes the absorption of iron and results very helpful in case of anemia, it contains inulin.