The Celts and the Romans already cultivated
par excellence. The
been using for over 2, 000 years as food and as medicine.
Native to Europe, where wild on the shores of the
Channel, Atlantic and western Mediterranean. It is cultivated throughout the world.
plant from the cruciferous
, with very large divided leaves and fleshy consistency.
Properties and indications:
the leaves are rich in chlorophyll, and therefore in
. They also contain
substance similar to
, minerals, vitamins (especially
, and possibly
) mucilages, and
factor antiulcer not well identified yet. It is relatively rich in carbohydrates or carbohydrates (7%) and
its fat content is very low (0. 6%) Cabbages have the following properties:
on the domestic route, its juice is recommended against gastroduodenal ulcer, which is able to heal. Dr. Schneider, in his book "The
, " mentions experiences that have shown the healing capacity of fresh
juice on the gastroduodenal ulcer. After four or five days to administer
pain disappeared. At three weeks,
obtained ulcer healing. This action is attributed to the antiulcer not yet well known
Antianaemic antiscorbutic and hypoglycemic (lowers the blood sugar of diabetics)
Diuretic, purifying, and consumed on an empty
, applied in poultice, cure infected wounds, ulcers and varicose clumsy, eczema,
there is evidence that
can act as
preventive of the formation of cancerous
, possibly due to their content of carotene (
the juice of the fresh plant, half
cup, 3 or 4 times daily before meals, that is, on an empty
. To apply in cataplasms, the raw leaves (previously crushed with
rolling pin or cylindrical bottle) or boiled and mixed with bran to make them more compact.
is consumed continuously for long periods, can have antithyroid effect and get to cause