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Brussels sprout is a leafy green vegetable that is commonly eaten as a food source or as a medicine.

Brussels sprout is taken by mouth for constipation and to prevent cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and other conditions. But there is no good 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.

Brussels sprout contains chemicals that are thought to help prevent cancer. For breast cancer, eating Brussels sprout might change the way estrogen is used in the body, which might reduce the risk of breast cancer. Brussels sprout also has antioxidant activity.

When taken by mouth: Brussels sprout is LIKELY SAFE when consumed in food amounts. But eating Brussels sprout might cause gas.

There isn't enough reliable information to know if Brussels sprout is safe or what the side effects might be when taken by mouth as a medicine.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Brussels sprout is safe to use in medicinal amounts when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): Eating Brussels sprout might cause gas. This could make symptoms of IBS worse.

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 Brussels sprout 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 Brussels sprout. 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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