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Cabbage contains quercetin, an antioxidant that is a natural antihistamine that can benefit allergy sufferers, how do I know this? now here’s an ODD story:
I had been to my GP a few weeks ago and been unsuccessful at obtaining any of the drugs suggested by Dr Diana. Over the past few weeks a very large weed rapidly appeared in the middle of my herb garden. When my daughter said “isn’t this a weed mum, shall I pull it out”, for some weird reason I said “no, don’t touch it, I don’t usually get weeds like that, let’s look it up” (er – this isn’t something I’d normally do for a plant!!)
I couldn’t believe what I found. Those of you well-versed with the intricate details of Dr Diana’s Theory, may end up as open-mouthed as I did. The weed was called a Sonchus Asper (or “sow thistle”). I looked on various nutrition and chemical journal websites and at a few studies – listen to this:
The Journal Of American Science says,
It has Alkaloids which are analgesic, anti-spasmodic and bacteriocidal; Flavonoids which are anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and iron-chelating; Proanthocyanidins beneficial for vision, also helping with diarrhea, intestinal parasites, hemorrhoids. It is rich in vitamins especially Vitamin C (we need Vitamin C to make collagen)
The Chemistry Central Journal says, it has diuretic, refrigerant, sedative and antiseptic properties. Also that it contains Quercetin, now my further research on this shows Quercetin helps reduce the eye symptoms of hay fever and reduces Prostaglandin D2 production. It may be effective in the treatment of Fibromyalgia too because of it’s potential anti-inflammatory and mast cell inhibitory properties!
Other sources said it is a great source of Manganese (also needed to form collagen). It has anti-histamine, anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties. It’s used in Liver, Lung and Kidney ailments (hmm, maybe it’ll stop us “drinking like a fish and p**ing like a racehorse”?)
It used to be used as salad leaves in the Mediteranean area, it’s used as an Ethnomedicine in Pakistan and the Moari’s have a very low bowel cancer rate, due to including it in their diet, in fact several studies showed it’s anti-tumor properties. Blimey, it’s a superfood! So come on all of you drug companies, get your scientists onto this for us.
I was well spooked!! I have to say, it didn’t taste right good though! It has a bitter aftertaste. Hmm – I’ve just got to find a way of making it more edible!
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