Collard

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About

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

Collard is taken by mouth as an antioxidant; for anemia, heart disease, constipation, diabetes, an eye disorder that causes damage to the optic nerve (glaucoma), high cholesterol, loss of vision (macular degeneration), and weight loss; and to prevent bladder cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and scurvy.

How it works

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

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Bladder cancer

Bladder cancer: There is some evidence that people who eat large amounts of collard and related vegetables have a lower risk of developing bladder cancer.

Breast cancer

Breast cancer: Some early research suggests that eating collard and related vegetables is linked with a slight increase in the risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women. However, eating collard and related vegetables is not linked with a higher risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer: Some early research shows that eating larger amounts of collard and related vegetables is not linked with a lower risk of developing prostate cancer.

Anemia
Heart disease
Constipation
Diabetes
An eye disorder that causes damage to the optic nerve (glaucoma)
Hypercholesterolemia
Loss of vision (macular degeneration)
Weight loss
Scurvy
Other conditions

Concerns

Likely safe

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

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Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough information about the safety of eating collard in medicinal amounts duringpregnancyor breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to usual food amounts.Dosing considerations for Collard.

Interactions

No information available.

The information provided on this page is for reference purposes and is not meant to be used as a medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with a medical professional.