Cabbage is usually harvested in the spring, yet according to Ayurvedic principles, both spring and summer are ideal seasons for its consumption. Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable that may help to lower body fat levels. It is high in calcium, low in fat, high in vitamins A and C, as well as folic acid and chlorophyll. Thanks to its chlorine and sulfur content, cabbage is a great choice for detoxification. Cabbage is abundant in many phytonutrients including lutein, quercetin and indole-3-carbinol (1-3-C). According to Phyllis A. Balch, CNC, "I-3-C is a compound known to eradicate many types of cancer cells on contact." Cabbage has been considered a traditional remedy for constipation, skin conditions, ulcers, and circulatory disorders.