Cabbage Medicinal Uses

Cabbage is anthelmintic, emollient, antiscorbutic, diuretic, stomachic, and laxative.


(Brassica oleracea var. capitata) Cabbage is a biennial herb belonging to the plant family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae. It grows in all climates as a well-known garden vegetable and also as a commercial crop. As the plant grows, it develops a condensed bud which is the edible part of the plant. After planting, normally within three months the plant is ready to be harvested. It is rich in vitamins, iron, calcium, and phosphorus.

Parts Used: The plant and the seeds


Medicinal Use

  • Helps in the elimination of worms, softens inflamed parts, prevents scurvy, promotes urine flow and is a good laxative
  • Cleanses the digestive tract, soother and purifier
  • Obesity, gastric and duodenal ulcers
  • Helps in the discharge of pus from wounds, facial neuralgia, rheumatic pains and voice loss due to a disease of the larynx
  • Stomach diseases, internal ulcers and hemorrhoids
  • Alcohol addiction and warts
  • Chronic coughs, bronchitis, and asthma
  • Heals blisters
  • Stimulates the growth of hair

How to Use

  • Cabbage is anthelmintic, emollient, antiscorbutic, diuretic, stomachic, and laxative.
  • Eaten raw, the cabbage cleanses the digestive tract, and the extracted juice is both a soother and a purifier.
  • It is recommended for obesity, and gastric and duodenal ulcers.
  • Applied as a poultice, the fresh leaves of the plant are used for suppuration, facial neuralgia, rheumatic pains, and aphonia.
  • The fresh juice is good for stomach diseases, internal ulcers, and hemorrhoids or enlarged vein near the anus.
  • To cure alcohol addiction, a spoonful of this juice can be taken every hour. It is also recommended for warts.
  • The purple cabbage juice, made into a syrup, is recommended for chronic coughs, bronchitis, and asthma.
  • The crushed leaves of the white or purple cabbage, or its green leaves, can be applied to heal blistered surfaces.
  • Cabbage juice stimulates the growth of hair. Wash the scalp twice a day with the juice.

Note: Cabbage and Cauliflower contain lecithin, which protects against cardiovascular disease, reduces high blood pressure, and is used to treat memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s.

To know more on how to prepare and use herbs, visit How to Use Plant Material as Medicine

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  1. good share –

  2. This is really informative. I didnt know that you could use cabbage for medicinal purposes. Thanks for sharing.

  3. very informative share..thanks for the tips:)

  4. Now my mom can’t yell at me for eating too much cabbage when she makes stuffed cabbage.

  5. Very useful info. I knew it had some medicinal uses, but had not realised there were so many!

  6. marami pa akong nalaman tungkol sa medicinal uses ng repolyo. Thanks Kabayan for the share.

  7. i never know cabbage can be a medicine, wonder whether there will be a strong smell? Very useful information, Gift.

  8. I love cabbage, gift. It’s good to know it’s so good for you.

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