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Cauliflower Medicinal Uses

Like Broccoli, Cabbage and Kohlarbi, Cauliflower belongs to the genus, Brassica and to the plant family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae. Although Broccoli is its nearest botanical rival, one cannot deny the fact that in general appearance, the white-headed Cauliflower is more popular and very widely used as a vegetable.

     

(Brassica oleracea var. cauliflora) Like Broccoli, Cabbage and Kohlarbi, Cauliflower belongs to the genus, Brassica and to the plant family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae. Although Broccoli is its nearest botanical rival, one cannot deny the fact that in general appearance, the white-headed Cauliflower is more popular and very widely used as a vegetable. The flowers of this vegetable are found in great numbers on large compact heads called inflorescences. They are cultivated and harvested for sale in the markets.

Parts Used: The flowering stalk and the flower heads

Dose: A 90 gram serving of most brassicas supplies more than an adult’s total daily requirement of vitamin C

             

Medicinal Use

  • Boosts the immune system
  • Prevents cancer
  • Helps to prevent spina bifida, a defect of the spinal cord occurring in unborn babies
  • Helps to prevent heart disease

How to Use

  • All the preventive measures, mentioned under Medicinal Use have been researched by scientists who are convinced that the Cauliflower and its related members, eaten in its raw or cooked form, play a vital role in the general health and well-being of human populations.
  • The antioxidant pigment beta-carotene, which is abundant in brassicas, helps to stimulate the immune system.
  • The vitamin B folates found in brassicas help in producing antibodies and white blood cells.

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

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  1. I like cauliflower, and I know that it has many health benefits. Thank you for the article.

  2. Nice to read this.

  3. I like eating cauliflower with cheese. Glad to know it’s good to health.

  4. Hello, friend, good to see you again posting very helpful articles about herbal medicine like this one.

  5. I like to eat cauliflower, without knowing its medicinal benefits, many thanks, Gift.

  6. great share as always friend! thanks!!

  7. Nicely written.

  8. I love cauliflower, gift, glad it has so many health benefits.

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