Three types of medicinal herbs nutritious vegetables

Cabbage, white cabbage, watercress contain many nutrients, can be detoxified, are considered as traditional medicine for many diseases.


General physician Bui Dac Sang, Academy of Science and Technology, said cabbage is a plant with broad leaves, waves, large and hard stems, grown in many places.

Researchers determined that in fresh cabbage there are 90% water, the rest is fiber, calories, mineral salts, vitamin C. Especially, the vitamin C content in cabbage is high, only 4.5 times less than tomatoes. compared with carrots and 3.6 times than potatoes, onions.

In oriental medicine, the plant has sweet taste, cold properties, diuretic effect, detoxification, sulfur supply to the body. How to prepare food such as boiling, stir-frying with meat, making salads … Boiled cabbage, eat and drink water to treat painful urination and urination.

Cabbage vegetables have a diuretic and detoxifying effect.

The physician said that, since ancient times, Europeans knew how to use cabbage as medicine, dubbed “the physician of the poor”.

The remedy for stomach pain, intestinal disease, pharyngitis and cough is as follows: fresh cabbage with sugar and salt, squeezed drink for two months. Usually one kilogram of cabbage gives 500-700 ml of juice.

In cabbage, vitamin U is easy to decompose at high temperatures, so it must be pressed for broth.

White cabbage

White cabbage also known as bok choy, cabbage long, about 25-30 cm long or more, leaves bunched in the ground, fresh green, many veins, flat stalks. The outer leaves are light green, slightly stiff, for use in cooking broths like other vegetables. The corn core is rolled up inside, white and soft, can be eaten raw as lettuce, cooked in hot pot or fried to eat, delicious, sweet …

In traditional medicine, white cabbage has a bitter taste, sweetness, and diuretic effect. Herbalist Sang said that white mustard seeds drink with vinegar to treat pimples, swelling and pain.

White cabbage.  Photo: Amazon

White cabbage. Image: Amazon


Cress of European origin, imported to the south from the late 19th century, then gradually spread to the north and other localities. This species is grown in areas with flowing water, water ditches, riverside, ponds, soil wells …

Watercress contains 65.5% water, 20% phosphorus, vitamin C and mineral salts … In traditional medicine, the plant has a slightly spicy taste, coolness, stimulating effects of digestion (thanks to sulfonito oils), providing minerals , anti anemia, diuretics, hypoglycemia, detoxification, diabetes treatment, cough treatment, body weakness, poor appetite, insomnia, boils, urinary tract diseases …

Watercress.  Photo: Famillelajoie

Watercress. Image: Famillelajoie

Watercress can be made into a medicinal dish. For example, cure scurvy (vitamin C deficiency), crush 100 g of watercress to squeeze the juice. Chewing watercress, sucking to treat gum disease Crushed watercress, cover ulcers, ringworm or crush drink juice to cure diabetes. Fresh watercress with sugar, crushed, squeezed juice to drink or excellent summer drink.

Thuy Quynh