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An equivalent name for the Cruciferae.
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Like brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, mustard and horseradish, contain -Sulforaphane which detoxifies carcinogens and inhibits tumors. Colon cancer might be cut in half by eating lots of broccoli. Even more powerful are broccoli sprouts (up to 50x more powerful than mature broccoli) Cruciferous contain DIM (di-indolylmethane) a plant indole that’s really good at balancing hormones- it increases good estrogen metabolites and antioxidant properties that protect the heart and brain. It's fat soluble, so it's best taken with a light meal with some kind of healthy fat or oil. Do NOT mix with fruit or sugar. Structurally similar to estrogen, DIM helps fight breast cancer, PMS, and low sex drive in men. It helps fight hormone-driven cancers, good for prostate and uterine issues, promotes weight loss, boosts male performance, helps fight H. Pylori infection involved w stomach ulcers and cancers. One way to identify a plant from the mustard family (all of which are edible) is the flowers have 4 petals with 6 stamens–4 tall and 2 short.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz