Repolyo (Cabbage) – Scientific name: Brassica oleracea Linn.

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English: Cabbage
Tagalog: Repolyo

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.

Medicinal Uses:

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  • 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.

Nutrition
Excellent source of vitamin C; good source of vitamin B; fair source of vitamin A.


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