Will Chicory Affect Blood Pressure?
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Name not given
Posted on: May 23, 2005

Can you drink tea with chicory in it if you have high blood pressure?

Chicory root is diuretic and slightly sedative. It is a very safe herb, and is a good alternative to coffee. If you are taking diuretic blood pressure medication and are drinking more than 2 cups of chicory tea daily, check your blood pressure to see if the additional diuretic has any effect. If chicory is only one part of a herbal tea containing other ingredients, the diuretic effect will be insignificant.

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