Chicory is one of the 38 flower remedies in the Bach Flower Remedies system, which was developed by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930s. These remedies are used to address various emotional and psychological imbalances. Chicory is specifically associated with addressing issues related to possessiveness, excessive self-concern, and the need for attention and validation.

The key emotional qualities that Chicory is believed to help balance include:

  1. Overly Possessive: Individuals in need of Chicory may have a tendency to be overly possessive of their loved ones, whether it’s their children, partners, or friends. They may want to control and smother others with their attention.
  2. Excessive Self-Care: They may be preoccupied with their own needs and desires, sometimes to the detriment of others. They may expect constant attention and validation from those around them.
  3. Manipulative Behavior: In some cases, people requiring Chicory may resort to manipulative tactics to get the attention and care they desire.


Chicory is intended to promote more selfless and nurturing behavior, where individuals can genuinely care for others without expecting anything in return. By taking Chicory as a Bach Flower Remedy, individuals are believed to become more generous, giving, and less possessive in their relationships.

Like other Bach Flower Remedies, Chicory is typically taken orally in a diluted form, often a few drops under the tongue or mixed with water. It’s important to remember that Bach Flower Remedies are considered complementary and alternative medicine and are not a substitute for professional relationship counseling or therapy, especially in cases where possessiveness and manipulative behavior are causing significant interpersonal issues. If you or someone you know is struggling with possessiveness and relationship problems, it is advisable to seek guidance from a qualified mental health professional.

CHICORY – OVER POSSESSIVE (SELF-CENTERED) CLINGING AND OVER-PROTECTIVE ESPECIALLY OF LOVED ONES. They expect other to conform to their values and are critical and argumentative when they do not. Interfering, talkative, self-pitying easily offended.

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