(Brassica oleracea L.)‚rassicaceae burnett family. Plant leaves and juice are harvested for medincal purposes. A large amount of carbohydrates, sugars 2%, a lot of minerals, including potassium and phosphorus, was found in cabbage. The cabbage contains 16 free amino acids, including methionine, lysine, tryptophan, tyrosine, histidine and etc., folic, pantothenic, tartronic and ascorbic acids, cellulose, enzymes, K, B1, B6, PP vitamins, as well as the antiulcer vitamin U, carotene, phytoncides. The cabbage contains biologically active component of indole-3-carbinol, produces the intense antioxidant and hypocholesteremic effect.
Head of cabbage juice is used in the treatment of intestinal atony, it helps for gastritis with low acidity, as well as and ulcerative, spastic and chronic colitis.