Cabbage is a highly nutritional vegetable with very few calories. It is abundant in vitamin C, K and potassium.
Cabbage is one of the foods that help in the battle against cancer and inflammation. It is easy to prepare your cabbage dish, and it tastes great. But, we have got some more good news for you.
“May the leaves of your cabbage always be free from worms,” reads an old Irish blessing.
Traditional treatments involve using cabbage leaves to treat swollen and bruised skin. Cabbage contains phytonutrients, vitamins, anthocyanins and glutamine that provide anti-inflammatory kick which is of great importance in the treatment of cancer and joint pain.
Cabbage leaves are also used in the treatment of arthritis and sports injuries. There is still a lot of mystery going on, but one thing stands for sure: cabbage helps you soothe pain, swelling and inflammation without any medication. Have you ever considered using it as a wrap?
You will need:
- Organic (red) cabbage
- Aluminum foil
- Rolling pin/wine bottle (or anything similar)
Wash and dry cabbage leaves thoroughly. Remove the hard bits of the leaves. Place them on your counter, and move your rolling pin all over them. This “bruising” step will help you get the juices out of the leaves.
Wrap the cabbage leaves in aluminum foil, and place it in your preheated oven for a few minutes just to get them nice and warm. Be careful, you should not cook or overheat the leaves.
Place the leaves directly on your affected body part, secure with a gauze, and elevate that part.
Hold the leaves on for an hour, and do 2-3 treatments every day. Use new leaves every time. You will feel better after the very first day of application.
If you do not like the heating part, refrigerate your cabbage before the treatment, and skip the “oven” part.
We recommend that you use red cabbage due to its anthocyanin content. Anthocyanins give cabbage its red color and its pain-relieving properties. However, you can use every type of cabbage.
Almost no one is allergic to cabbage, but some have experienced swelling or itching. If this is your case, remove the leaves immediately and consult your doctor if your condition gets worse.
Source: Healthy Food House