Medicinal benefits of choy sum

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What is choy sum?

Choy sum (brassica parachinensis) is a vegetable found in Asia.

It is often confused with bok choy (brassica chinensis). However, it is more interesting from a medicinal point of view.

This Chinese cabbage is rich in :

  • Iron.
  • Vitamin A.
  • Calcium.
  • Carotenoids.
  • Polyphenols.
  • Vitamin K.
  • Flavonoids.
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How to eat it?

The leaves, stems and flowers are edible.

Star of Cantonese cuisine, it is frequently found :

  • Stir-fried.
  • Simmered in water. 
  • Raw in salad.
  • Steamed.

Its properties are best expressed when cooked, provided that it remains under 180°C / 355°F.

From a medicinal point of view, it combines well with dandelion and mallow.


It is particularly appreciated by the blood and the heart.

Medicinal properties

Choy sums have been traditionally used for their effect:

  • Tonic.
  • Diuretic.
  • Cardioprotective.
  • Antioxidant.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Hematoprotective.
  • Immunomodulator.

It is frequently used in traditional Chinese medicine.

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For which diseases?

This leafy vegetable has shown promising results in cases of :

  • Anemia.
  • Cardiovascular disease.
  • Infectious mononucleosis.
  • Thrombocytosis.
  • Crohn’s disease.
  • Arterial hypertension.
  • Urethritis.
  • Angina.
  • Cancer.


While choy sum has helpful therapeutic properties, it alone does not provide healing.

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What are the medicinal benefits of choy sum?

There are many. Notably, it helps to protect and clean the cells.

This food has a bright future ahead of it.

Who am I?

This post was written intuitively. My name is Geoffrey Métais, I am an intuitive advisor. Find out how you can benefit from my skills.

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