Vitamin U therapy of peptic ulcer; experience at San Quentin Prison

Calif Med. 1956 Jan;84(1):39-42.


A clinical study was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of concentrated cabbage juice in the treatment of peptic ulcers. Patients at San Quentin Prison with a diagnosed ulcer crater were treated in a double blind control experiment. They were given either concentrated cabbage juice or placebo facsimile. The evaluation of the merit of this treatment was based upon repeated x-ray examinations of the ulcer crater. A period of 22 days was allowed for ulcer crater healing time. The results of this experiment indicated concentrated cabbage juice to be effective in healing of peptic ulcer.

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research*
  • Brassica*
  • Double-Blind Method*
  • Humans
  • Peptic Ulcer / therapy*
  • Physical Examination*
  • Prisons*
  • Telecommunications*
  • Vitamin A*
  • Vitamin K*
  • Vitamin U*
  • Vitamins / therapeutic use*
  • Wound Healing*


  • Vitamins
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin U