Radicchio or Cichorium intybus is a leaf chicory vegetable that belongs to the Asteraceae family. It has a bitter, spicy taste that becomes less pronounced when cooked. The health benefits of radicchio are many. It helps with symptoms of insomnia and is considered an effective blood purifier. The fat- and cholesterol-free vegetable is rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber and has large amounts of antioxidants and plant phytonutrients.


1. Helps with Relaxation and Pain Management

Radicchio's bitter taste comes from lactucopicrin intybin, a chemical compound that has a relaxing effect on the body and helps with sleep. It is also an effective natural analgesic and antimalarial agent and is beneficial in treating malaria symptoms.


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