Denise Collins, MS, LMT, LAc

Cruciferous Vegetables

For thousands of years cruciferous vegetables have been used medicinally to treat gout, diarrhea, stomach ailments, headaches, mushroom poisoning, and to promote wound healing. The crucifer flowers are cross-shaped (crucis is Latin for cross).  Cruciferous vegetables (or brassicas) are thought to play an important role in cancer prevention. These vegetables contain phytochemicals known as isothiocyanates. …

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