Medicinal benefits of broccoli

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What is broccoli?

Broccoli (brassica oleracea italica) is a green vegetable in the brassicaceae family.

Native to Europe, it is a cross between different cabbage species.

Its underestimated properties make it a food of choice.

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This food contains :

  • Calcium.
  • Antioxidants.
  • Sulfur.
  • Sulforaphane.
  • Glutathione.
  • Indoles.
  • Carotenoids.
  • Phosphorus.
  • Zinc.
  • Choline.
  • Magnesium.
  • Potassium.
  • Vitamins B2, C, K1.

How to eat it?

Although the leaves and stems are edible, it’s mainly the head that is eaten: it looks like little green bouquets with several branches.

Broccoli can be eaten raw or cooked. Its compounds hold up well to cooking. However, if cooked in water, it is advisable to collect the broth.

Its medicinal properties combine well with those of asparagus and adzuki beans.

Broccoli oil, made from the seeds, is rich in bioactive components beneficial to skin and hair. It can also be eaten.


Medicinal benefits

This cruciferous vegetable is beneficial to the lungs and immune system.

Therapeutic properties

It has been traditionally used for the following properties:

  • Antioxidant.
  • Digestive.
  • Nutritive.
  • Immunostimulant.
  • Mucogenic.
  • Detoxifying.
  • Antacid.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Laxative.

This green cabbage activates the healing power of other veggies.

For which diseases?

It has shown promising results in cases of :

  • Cancer.
  • Acne.
  • Premenstrual syndrome.
  • Eczema.
  • Hypoglycemia.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Hypertension.
  • Thrombus.
  • Type 2 diabetes.
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • Infectious mononucleosis.
  • Macular degeneration.
  • Graves’ disease.
  • Cirrhosis.


Broccolis have a strong antioxidant power, mainly due to the combination of :

  • Vitamins.
  • Carotenoids.
  • Glutathione.
  • Sulforaphanes.

However, it is always preferable to implement natural and long-lasting solutions to reduce oxidative stress.

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What are the medicinal benefits of broccoli?

This particularly nutritious cabbage is excellent for general health, thanks to its ability to :

  • Reduce oxidative stress.
  • Aid digestion.
  • Stimulate the immune system.

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