Cabbage is an amazing vegetable that is rich in many nutrients. It is particularly beneficial for promoting weight loss, reducing joint pain as well as for improving the overall health. It can also heal skin issues because of the high amount of antioxidants it contains.
Cruciferous vegetables such as the cabbage have been proven to fight certain cancer types.
Moreover, cabbage is a rich source of potassium, iron, and vitamins, and it energizes the body and maintains optimal health.
Apparently, cabbage compresses are a natural treatment of joint pain and swelling, and their topical application boosts the blood flow in the area.
Here is how to make them:
You will need:
- Cabbage (preferably organic red)
- Aluminum foil
- A bandage or gauze
Take out the outer cabbage leaf, wash it, leave it to dry, and remove its hard stem. Then, in order to release the juice, roll a rolling pin over it. Wrap it in the foil, warm it up in the oven, and then place it on the painful area. Secure it with the gauze or bandage. Leave it to act for an hour, and then take it off.
You can keep the compresses in the refrigerator, which will give it a cooling, soothing effect when applied. Repeat this treatment a few times daily to relieve muscle and joint pain.