Vitamin U therapy of peptic ulcer

Calif Med. 1952 Oct;77(4):248-52.


Vitamin U, administered as raw cabbage juice to 100 patients with peptic ulcer, was apparently effective in promoting the rapid healing of uncomplicated peptic ulcers. The evidence of therapeutic benefit was (1) the rapid relief of the symptom, pain, without the use of any set plan of symptomatic treatment, and (2) ulcer crater healing time (determined roentgenographically) considerably shorter than in groups of cases, reported in the literature, in which "standard" types of diet and drug therapy were employed.

MeSH terms

  • Brassica*
  • Employment*
  • Food*
  • Humans
  • Neuroaxonal Dystrophies*
  • Pain*
  • Peptic Ulcer / surgery*
  • Vitamin A*
  • Vitamin K*
  • Vitamin U*
  • Vitamins*
  • Wound Healing*


  • Vitamins
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin U