Cabbage is awesome and you should consume it ever day. It’s a cruciferous vegetable that belongs to the Brassica family. You should also know that this amazing vegetable contains high amounts of beta-carotene, insoluble fiber, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K, and the minerals iodine, magnesium, iron, calcium and sulphur.
You’ll be amazed when we tell you that this super healthy vegetable has been used for centuries, due to its inexpensive and therapeutic healing properties. In ancient times, they were known as moon power because they grew under moon light. Today, cabbage juice can be used for the treatment of many ailments. Cabbage is known for more than just the funny sounding side effects that come soon after its consumption.
Many people around the world love cabbage for its low-calorie and high nutrition benefits. As we said, cabbage is full of vitamin C, K, and potassium! It also has powerful cancer-fighting and anti-inflammatory superpowers. But, have you ever heard of a cabbage compress? Just take a look at the article below and find out more about this.
First of all, you should know that this amazing and super-healthy vegetable has been used for treating swollen and bruised skin for centuries. It’s full of phytonutrients, vitamins, anthocyanins, and glutamine that contain anti-inflammatory properties that are good for anti-cancer and anti-joint pain! Cabbage has been used to treat arthritis and sports injuries. The evidence has been anecdotal, but many arthritis sufferers reduce their medicinal intake by adding cabbage leaves to their treatment. And now, you probably ask yourself – how have they used cabbage? We can answer that question for you, and the answer is quite simple – as a wrap!
You will need the following ingredients:
- Cabbage (organic; preferably red)
- Gauze or Bandage
- Aluminum foil
- Rolling pin/wine bottle/meat hammer
First of all, you need to peel away the outer leaf of the cabbage and wash thoroughly. After that, you need to dry the leaf thoroughly and cut out the hard stem. And now, you need to place the cabbage leaf on the counter, and with a rolling pin bruise the leaf to release the juice within. Wrap the cabbage in foil and place in the oven for a few minutes to warm them, but not make them hot. How to use it – it’s very simple: just place cabbage directly over the affected area. After that, you need to cover the leave with bandage or gauze and elevate the area. Keep cabbage compress on for up to an hour. Repeat 2-3 times per day and change cabbage leaf every time. You should start to feel the benefits by the next day.
And, if you want to make a cold compress, refrigerate the cabbage before you begin the process above and remove #5.
Ladies and gentlemen, the main reason why we’ve used red cabbage (instead od gree) is that it contains anthocyanins (the chemical that gives red cabbage its color) and anthocyanins are known to reduce joint pain and inflammation. Both red and green cabbage are studied for their other health properties and healing effects of cabbage juice on ulcers.
And, one last thing – cabbage allergies are rare, but swelling or itching where the cabbage is placed means it needs to be removed immediately. Consult your doctor if irritation continues or worsens.