A biennial herb. The main axis, short and thick. Leaves are densely packed, and as it grows, close and develop into a gigantic bud of head. Leaves vary in color, from the common light yellowish green to dark green and dark red.
Chemical constituents and properties
Contains a considerable amount of sulfur.
Seeds are diuretic, laxative, stomachic and antihelminthic.
Red cabbage is emollinet and pectoral.
- Juice of red cabbage used for chronic coughs, bronchitis, asthma.
- Juice of white cabbage used to treat warts.
- Bruised leaves of the common white cabbage used for blisters.
Excellent source of vitamin C; good source of vitamin B; fair source of vitamin A.