Phytochemical and Antibacterial Studies of Chicory ( Cichorium intybus L . )-A Multipurpose Medicinal Plant

  title={Phytochemical and Antibacterial Studies of Chicory ( Cichorium intybus L . )-A Multipurpose Medicinal Plant},
  author={Suresh Nandagopal and Bollipo Diana Ranjitha Kumari},
Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) belongs to the family Asteraceae and it is a small aromatic biennial or perennial herb. The whole plant contains a number of medicinally important compounds such as inulin, esculin, volatile compounds (monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes), coumarins, flavonoids and vitamins. In the present study, we evaluated the phytochemical analysis for the presence of various secondary metabolites and antibacterial activity of the root extracts of chicory against pathogenic… CONTINUE READING
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