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    KALE

    Other Names:

    Boerenkool, Borecole, Brassica oleracea var. acephala, Brassica oleracea var. viridis, Chou Fourrager, Kale Leaf, Winter Greens.

    KALE Overview
    KALE Uses
    KALE Side Effects
    KALE Interactions
    KALE Dosing
    KALE Overview Information

    Kale is a dark, leafy vegetable that is commonly eaten as a food source. Kale can also be eaten as a medicine.

    Kale is taken by mouth as an antioxidant and for bladder cancer, breast cancer, heart disease, colitis, constipation, Crohn's disease, diabetes, hangover, hot flashes, high cholesterol, loss of vision (macular degeneration), and wound healing.

    How does it work?

    Kale contains chemicals that are thought to help prevent cancer. Chemicals in kale might also have antioxidant activity.

    KALE Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

    Insufficient Evidence for:

    More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of kale for these uses.


    KALE Side Effects & Safety

    Kale is LIKELY SAFE when consumed in food amounts. It isn't known if kale is safe or what the possible side effects might be when taken in medicinal amounts.

    Special Precautions & Warnings:

    Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough information about the safety of eating kale in medicinal amounts during pregnancy or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to usual food amounts.

    KALE Interactions What is this?

    We currently have no information for KALE Interactions

    KALE Dosing

    The appropriate dose of kale depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for kale. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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