Phytonutrients work as antioxidants to disarm free radicals before they can damage DNA, cell membranes and fat-containing molecules such as cholesterol. Cabbage (especially the purple variety) contains these phytonutrients at a very high incidence. Diets high in cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbage, are associated with lower incidence of a variety of cancers.
Cabbage also benefits the stomach and improves digestion. It is also used for treating constipation and wound healing. Cabbage juice can be used for treating stomach ulcers by drinking half cupful of cabbage juice two to three times daily between meals for 2 weeks.
Many of the healing properties of Cabbage comes for its abundant supply of sulfur. Cabbage also contains a high content of Vitamin C.