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Broccoli is a vegetable. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

Broccoli is used for high cholesterol, fibromyalgia, preventing several types of cancer, and other conditions, there is no strong scientific evidence to support these uses.

Natural Medicines rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate.

Chemicals in broccoli might have cancer-preventing and antioxidant effects. Additionally, when broccoli is eaten with a starch, it slows down how quickly sugar from the starch goes into the blood. This is beneficial for people with diabetes.

When taken by mouth: Broccoli is LIKELY SAFE in the small amounts found in a normal diet. There's not enough information to know if broccoli is safe when taken in larger medicinal amounts.

When applied to the skin: Broccoli can cause an allergic rash in hypersensitive people.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Broccoli is LIKELY SAFE for pregnant and breast-feeding women in food amounts. But larger medicinal amounts should be avoided until more is known.

There are no known interactions with medications. Before taking this product, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

There are no known interactions with foods.

The appropriate dose of broccoli 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 broccoli. 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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