Cabbage for Health

Cabbage has a long and fascinating history. Once known as a panacea for all ills, the ancient Romans prized cabbage as having originated from the sweat of the god Jupiter! Now we know that cabbage is truly healthful. Find out the many ways cabbage promotes good health, here:

Raw cabbage detoxifies the stomach and upper bowels, improving digestive efficiency and facilitating rapid elimination. It alkalinizes the body, stimulates the immune system, kills harmful bacteria and viruses, soothes and heals ulcers, helps prevent cancer, and clears the complexion.

Cabbage’s sulfur and iodine content will improve circulation. Cabbage is a rich source of vitamin C; the outer leaves are concentrated in vitamin E and contain at least a third more calcium than the inner leaves. Red cabbage also contains phenolic compounds which give added antioxidant properties. Members of the cabbage family mildly stimulate the liver and other tissues out of stagnancy.

Adapted from Whole Foods Companion, by Dianne Onstad (Chelsea Green, 2004). Copyright (c) 2004 by Dianne Onstad. Reprinted by permission of Chelsea Green.
Adapted from Whole Foods Companion, by Dianne Onstad (Chelsea Green, 2004).


Ram Reddy
Ram Reddy3 years ago

Good info, thanks

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago


Dale Overall

My mother always served us tasty warm red cabbage, it is a favourite and still cook this today combined with raisins and sprinkled walnuts.

K s Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

KARLOLINA G.4 years ago


Deborah L.
Deborah L.4 years ago

Good food for body & thought!

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Jo Asprec
Jo Asprec4 years ago

Hooray cabbage! Thanks!

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Excellent article. Thanks for posting.

Marva Noel lord
Marva N L7 years ago

I was never keen on eating cabbage but after reading this I'm going to include it more in my deit.