This amazing leafy vegetable is a great source of vitamins B6, C and K and an excellent source of folate, dietary fiber, copper, potassium, vitamin B1 and manganese. Additionally, cabbage is rich in calcium, vitamin B2, iron, magnesium, choline, pantothenic acid, protein, niacin, calcium and phosphorus.
Alternative medicine used cabbage, particularly the leaves, for the treatment of numerous health problems, including strains, swelling, sprains and ulcers. Because of their potent anti-inflammatory properties, the cabbage leaves were also used to alleviate joint pain which is a result of sports injuries and arthritis.
Although the efficiency of the treatment is not scientifically proven, people used cabbage leaves for years as a natural and cheap remedy for the treatment of inflammation and joint pain.
Because it is a completely natural way to alleviate pain, people who are suffering from arthritis use them to cut down on drugs. This is how they use the cabbage leaves to alleviate the pain:
Cabbage Leaves for soothing Gout
People who suffer from gout and who have used this natural remedy, claim that cabbage leaves really help alleviate or even eliminate the pain caused by their condition. You just have to take a couple of cabbage leaves and place them into a plastic bag and then store them in your freezer.
When the pain starts, take the bag of frozen cabbage leaves and put them around the affected area, wrap the feet with a cloth or towel and let your warm skin unfreeze them.
If this treatment is truly efficient, the chemicals that fight gout contained in cabbage leaves will go into the skin and dissolve the uric crystal deposits. But, even if this doesn’t occur, at least the frozen will relieve and calm the inflammation.
Cabbage leaves treatment for swollen feet
Cool down green or white cabbage leaves in the refrigerator until they are cold but still pliable. Wrap the leaves around the swollen feet and sit with your feet raised for half an hour. Cabbage has amazing water absorption properties and will absorb the excess fluid in your feet.
Warning: It is very rare to have an allergic reaction to cabbage leaves, but if you notice any itching or swelling on the area where the cabbage was placed, immediately remove the leaves. Consult a doctor if your irritation is still present or becomes worse.