Scientific name: Brassica oleraceae var. capitataL.

Family: Brassicaceae

Bengali/Vernacular name: Bandhakapi (Bengali), Hatakofi (Noakhali).

Tribal name: Kopi-phru (Rakhaing).

English name: Cabbage, Heading cabbage, Savoy cabbage.

Description of the plant: An annual herb. Main axis is short and thick; the leaves are densely packed, and as it grow, close and develop into a gigantic bud of head, leaves grey to blue-green in the rosette and light-green to creamy-white inside the head, sometimes red-purple. Flowers bisexual, tetramerous.

Brassica oleracea var. capitata

Plant parts used: Leaf.

Medicinal uses: Half a cup of fresh leaf juice is given once a day in morning to treat bleeding piles.

Juice extracted from leaves of the plant is taken once a day (100 ml amount) until the constipation is cured.

Juice of cabbage used to treat warts.

Leaf paste is applied on the affected area for the treatment of acute inflammation.

Distribution: It is grown throughout the country. 

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