Patta Gobhi/ Karnab

Unani Name

Patta Gobhi/ Karam kalla/ Karnab/ Jangali Gobhi/ Kalam Dashtee

Common Name

Cabbage or headed cabbage

Temperament of the Drug

(Hot 1° and Dry 2°)

Scientific Name/ Botanical Name

Brassica oleracea Linn. var. capitata Linn. It belongs to the family Cruciferae.

Parts used

Leaf/ whole plant

Actions/ Therapeutic Uses

Unani physicians recommended consuming the cabbage as a Laxative (Mulayyin), Diuretic (Mudirr-e- baul), Stomachic (Muqawwi-e- meda) and Emmenagogue (Mudirr-e- haiz), Anti-inflammatory (Mohallil-e- waram) and analgesic (Musakkin-e- alam). It is specially used in Rheumatism (Waja-ul- mafaasil), Headache (Suda’), Sore throat (Gale ki kharash), Hoarseness of voice (Bohtus saut), Colic, Melancholy, Chronic Cough (Suaal-e- Muzmin) and Inflammation of Spleen (Iltehaab-e- Tehaal). It is a good remedy for Anaemia (Soo-ul- Qinya). It is used as compresses for ulcers and breast abscesses.

Regular consumption of cabbage leaf can reduce the pain and hardness of engorged breasts and increase the duration of breast feeding. It is also beneficial in preventing sunstroke, or it cools down body parts affected by fevers.

Cabbage juice as an antidote for mushroom poisoning, for eye salves, and for liniments used to help bruises heal. Both mashed cabbage and cabbage juice have been used in poultices to treat warts and remove boils, appendicitis, pneumonia and ulcers.

It is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6 and folate.

Important Formulations



5- 7 gms.











  • PUBLISHED DATE : Nov 22, 2016
  • CREATED / VALIDATED BY : Dr. Mahtab Alam Khan
  • LAST UPDATED ON : Nov 22, 2016


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