Kohlrabi Medicinal Uses

Kohlrabi is recommended for those who suffer from asthma and bronchitis.


(Brassica oleracea var gongylodes) Kohlrabi is a pungent garden plant belonging to the family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae. When young it appears to be very similar to Cabbage, but does not develop a head. It grows up to 1 foot high, having dark green leaves, smooth, and wax-like. The main edible part of the Kohlrabi grows at the base of the plant. It can be used raw in salads, or cooked like other vegetables.

Parts Used: The whole plant


Medicinal Use

  • Asthma and bronchitis
  • Liver diseases, stones in bladder, gallstones, hemorrhoids, inflammation of the colon, painful menstruation and anemia
  • Tonic for children
  • Gastric ulcers, arthritis; a good vermifuge
  • Hair growth
  • Works against alcoholism
  • Hoarse throat, cough, asthma and bronchial problems
  • Chronic respiratory inflammations and tuberculosis
  • Gout, rheumatism, sciatica and neuralgia
  • Reduces pain in liver and kidneys and takes care of duodenal ulcers

How to Use

  • Kohlrabi is recommended for those who suffer from asthma and bronchitis.
  • It is used in liver diseases, stones in the urinary gallbladders, hemorrhoids, colitis, painful menstruation and anemia.
  • The juice of the leaves is an excellent tonic, especially for growing children. It cures gastric ulcers, and arthritis and acts as a good vermifuge.
  • The washing of the head with Kohlrabi juice makes the hair grow.
  • The juice obtained from the stem is used against alcoholism, taken in cupful doses.
  • The decoction of the plant is an efficient remedy for hoarseness, cough, asthma, and bronchial problems.
  • Its mucilage in syrup is used in chronic respiratory inflammations and tuberculosis.
  • The boiled leaves, applied topically as a poultice, are used against gout, rheumatism, arthritis, sciatica, and neuralgia.
  • It also helps to reduce pains from the liver and the kidneys. The Kohlrabi juice is used efficiently in the treatment of duodenal ulcers, together with flaxseed and bran. The seeds are a strong vermifuge, especially for children.

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

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  1. another good one, Gift.

  2. It’s good to know that Kohlrabi has so many good medical uses, gift.

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