Cabbage is a low calorie vegetable with high nutritional value. This vegetable is high in vitamin C, potassium and vitamin K. It contains powerful cancer-fighting and anti-inflammatory features.
For centuries it has been utilized for the treatment of swollen and bruised skin. Cabbage is a rich source of phytonutrients, anthocyanins, vitamins, and glutamine which offer great anti-inflammatory properties thus making it highly helpful in the case of joint pain and cancer prevention. Cabbage leaves provide great relief in the treatment of arthritic patients. These patients use it as a compress, and here below we will present you how to prepare it:
- Organic cabbage (we recommend red)
- Aluminum foil
- Rolling pin/wine bottle/meat hammer
- Gauze or Bandage
Take your cabbage and peel away an outer cabbage leaf. Wash it well and dry it. Then, cut out the hard stem and place it on a counter. After that, use a rolling pin to bruise the leaf to release its juice.
The next step is to wrap the cabbage in foil and put in the oven for several minutes to warm. Once it is warm enough apply it on the afflicted area, secure it with gauze or bandage and elevate the area. Let it stay for an hour, three times a day, yet each time with a new leaf. The next day the improvements will be visible. If you need a cold cabbage compress, refrigerate the cabbage before you begin the procedure.
Red cabbage is high in anthocyanins; they are chemicals that can relieve joint pain and inflammation. Green and red cabbages are highly beneficial in the case of ulcers.
NOTE: Cabbage allergies can cause swelling or itching although this occurs in rare cases. However, if you experience any of these symptoms, remove the compress, and consult your physician if the allergy does not calm down.