Chicory (Cichorium intybus) is a blue-flowered bushy perennial herb of the family Asteraceae. It grows as a wild plant. Chicory is also cultivated and its leaves are eaten as a vegetable or salad. The dried roots are baked and ground, which is used as a coffee substitute or mixed with coffee. It's a medicinal herb and is used for treating many diseases. Common chicory is also known as blue sailors, succory and coffeeweed. In local languages Urdu and Pashto it is called Kasni.