Chicory is a self-published zine and line of small-batch herbal goods that sell products handmade in New Orleans, Louisiana. The founder is African-American business owner Nikki Minor, a school teacher, and a folk herbalist. Minor's passion is demystifying herbalism, making it accessible throughout marginalized communities. She aims to use plants as tools for liberation. She has studied under Rachael Reeves of Maypop Community Herb Shop. Currently, she interns at Rosalie Botanicals. She is also a member of the organizing committee for the NOLA Herb Gathering. Chicory Issue #1 is a primer for anyone looking to learn about herbal medicine. It includes a simple recipe that gives readers the tools to start making their own medicine. Issue #2 teaches readers how to design a customized at-home skincare routine. It also shows them how to make tinctures, herbal first aid, and more.
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