Kale is a dark, leafy vegetable that is commonly eaten as a food source. Kale can also be eaten as a medicine.
Kale is commonly used to prevent cancer and heart disease. It is also used for other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support the use of kale for any condition.
Kale contains chemicals that are thought to help prevent cancer. Chemicals in kale might also have antioxidant activity.
When taken by mouth: Kale is LIKELY SAFE when consumed in food amounts. There isn't enough reliable information to know if kale is safe to use as medicine.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if kale is safe to use as medicine when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to usual food amounts.
It is not known if this product interacts with any medicines.
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 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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