Cabbage is a vegetable pertaining in the family of cruciferous vegetables and it has a number of health benefits.
Other than that it has been used as a home remedy for many issues. This leafy green vegetable is packed with Vitamins C, K, B6, B1 and B2, folate, copper, dietary fiber, potassium and manganese.
It contains a lot of other minerals and nutrients too like iron, zinc, magnesium, choline, pantothenic acid, calcium, phosphorus, protein and niacin. The cabbage leaves are used in alternative medicine as a cure and treatment for strains, sprains, swelling and ulcers.
The cabbage itself has amazing anti-inflammatory properties that can relieve joint pain, muscle strains and pain caused by arthritis or a sport injury.
A cabbage leaf treatment can go a long way but the fact still remains that it reacts different to every individual. There is no harm in trying this method in relieving pain or swelling when you really need to. It comes very cheap and you probably have it at hand right now.
Cabbage Leave For Joint Pain
Take out an external leaf of the cabbage, and wash it with water. Then, leave it to dry, and remove its hard stem.
Roll a rolling pin over the leaf to extract the juice. Then, wrap the leaf in foil, and warm it up in the oven.
Next, apply the warm compress on the painful area, and secure it with a bandage or gauze. Leave it to act for an hour. Repeat a few times daily.
If you prefer cold compresses, you can place the cabbage leaves in the fridge instead of the oven, and apply them cold. The effects of these compresses are amazing.
Cabbage Leaves For Swollen Feet
Freeze cabbage leaves the same way and apply them on your feet and cover them all. You can even put your socks on after that in order to secure the cabbage leaf. Keep your feet slightly elevated and stay in that position for about 30 minutes.
In this way the cabbage will absorb most of the water and draw excess fluid. This will help you reduce swelling and pain in the legs and any other area really.
Cabbage Leaves For Gout
A lot of patients suffering from gout have tried this remedy and benefitted from it a lot. Take a few cabbage leaves and store them in the freezer locked in a plastic bag.
Keep them stored in the fridge and whenever you feel pain you can take out the frozen cabbage leaves and put them onto the afflicted area and let the skin unfreeze the leaves.
Just by the fact that the leaves are frozen and cold you can be sure that this trick will work. Other than that the cabbage nutrients and gout fighting chemicals can infiltrate through the skin and stop the uric acid crystallization.