Cabbage has been used to treat stomach ulcers and other problems of imbalance within the digestive system. Cabbage is used for stomach pain, stomach and intestinal ulcers, excess stomach acid and a stomach condition known as Roemheld syndrome. Cabbage is also used to fight asthma and morning sickness. It is used to prevent weakness of bones- osteoporosis, as well as cancer of the breast, lung, stomach, colon, and other types.
Cabbage as all vegetables of the Brassica family contains glucosinolates. These chemicals can block the growth of certain types of cancers and boost ability of cells to repair DNA. Cabbage may change the way estrogen is used in the body, which can reduce the risk of breast cancer. Overall, it is not well understood how the chemicals in cabbage are working as medicine.
From 1 cup of chopped and steamed cabbage or 33 calories you receive 90% of your daily recommendation of vitamin K, over 51% of the vitamin C and around 15% of the needed fiber.
Cabbage is also a great source of manganese, vitamin B6 or pyridoxine, folate, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin B1 or thiamin, vitamin B2 or riboflavin, calcium, potassium, vitamin A, tryptophan, protein over 4 grams and magnesium.
So you can guess why including this delicious vegetable in your weekly salads, soups and stir fries is a clever idea.