I love eating cabbage; I used it for coleslaw, stir fry, and sauerkraut. I even used the leaves for my cabbage facial mask to firm sagging skin naturally.
But did you know, that cabbage has been referred to as a folk remedy for thousands of years to heal painful joints? It’s because the humble leaf of the cabbage has potent anti-inflammatory compounds that provide a remarkably effective treatment for relieving swelling, bruising, simple strains and the pain associated with a wonky knee, twisted ankle, and painful joints?
Benefits of Cabbage
It is rich in vitamins, phytonutrients, anthocyanins and glutamine, all of them containing anti-inflammatory properties. Coatings of cabbage can be used as a healing wrap in treating throat inflammation, bronchitis, headaches, gangrene, worms, purulent ulcers, rashes, etc.
The leaves are also used to treat inflammation of the tendons, migraines, varicose veins, burns, swelling, acne, etc.
Purple cabbage is more efficient, but any kind of it can be useful for treatment. Always wash and dry the cabbage leaves before applying them on your body. Make sure you use big leaves as they can cover the whole part that is affected. Fix the leaves with a plaster or bandage and let them sit overnight to their healing. Change the coating every day.
① Menstrual Cramps
Placing cabbage leaves cooled in the fridge over the abdomen can have a soothing effect on menstrual cramps. If your body responds better to heat, try blanching the leaves in boiling water or placing them in the microwave before lying them over the abdomen.
Watch the video below on how to make a poultice cabbage wrap.
Calleigh is passionate about inspiring others to a healthy living and encourages to re-discover their lifestyle. Her keen interest in health shines through in her written work on DIY skin care, beauty tips, healthy and active lifestyles.
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