Chicory, the blue daisy that grows wild can be used as a naturally decaffeinated coffee substitute. This natural wild coffee is easy to make. All you need to do is find the plant and dig up the root. Wash it, thenslice it up into small pieces. Next roast the roots in the oven for 1 hr at 350 degrees F. cool, then grind up into a powder. To make a cup use 1 teaspoon of chicory to one cup of water. Add milk and or sugar to taste. You can drink it as is but it has a bitter aftertaste. Some people prefer to add some regular coffee for extra flavor and to stretch out the coffee.
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