Healing Properties of Cabbage
Cabbage leaves are low in fat, high in fiber, protein, vitamins A, C, B6, K and folic acid.
The healing properties of cabbage have been known for generations, but with the onslaught of ‘modern medicine’, not many take advantage or are even aware of all that cabbage has to offer.
Uncooked Cabbage is high in glutamine, an amino acid that is essential for intestinal health. It has also been proven to be both antibacterial and antiviral. Cabbage contains Vitamin K (essential in the production of blood clotting proteins); potassium (helps regulate blood pressure); and quercetin (antioxidant that is a natural antihistamine that can benefit allergy sufferers).
One cup of blended cabbage juice contains millions of friendly bacteria.
Cabbage Juice is an excellent remedy for stomach ulcers. Slice off about ½ inch of the cabbage and put it into a blender. Add 1 cup of distilled water and blend for about a minute. Let it set for about 5 minutes and then drink it down, pulp and all.
Take about 3 cups a day w/ each meal. Most people see improvement as quick as 5 days after they begin drinking it. Continue to do this for about 2 weeks. As the cabbage juice relieves that pain of an ulcer, it may deceive you into thinking that the ulcer is already gone. Again, continue drinking the juice 3 times a day for at least 2 weeks to make certain that it has healed in full. Eliminate any foods that irritate the ulcer, usually fatty foods. This is crucial to complete healing.
Raw cabbage and cabbage juice relieves joint pain and swelling in my hands, and it works fast. Also know to cure dry, flaky skin and fatigue.
For breastfeeding moms, cabbage leaves and/or cabbage juice will help to reduce engorgement.
PMS symptoms –For sore breasts during pms or pregnancy place cabbage leaves in your bra and wear it overnight. The soreness will be gone in the morning.
Cabbage is considered to be an excellent home remedy for obesity. Research has shown cabbage contains a chemical called tartaric acid, which inhibits the conversion of sugar and other carbohydrates into fat. Substituting a meal with cabbage salad once a day is an excellent way to reduce weight.
CABBAGE CURES HEADACHES
Try eating raw cabbage to cure a headache. It is also a great cure for hangovers!
CABBAGE CAN HELP AN ENLARGED PROSTATE causing painful or dribbling urination
Recipe: Take common green cabbage, put it in boiling water, boil briefly until half cooked. Pour out half the water, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt and a little cumin. Bring to another boil for about 3 minutes. Eat the cabbage and drink the juice from this recipe immediately. Once a day is best.
Recipe: Sterilize the wound, then apply ground cabbage twice a day. Grind fresh cabbage and apply to wounds or sores. Fresh ground cabbage will also bring a boil to a head and make it burst. Just grating a small portion of raw cabbage onto a bandage and leaving it overnight will draw out toxins/poisons/venom of bites and wounds. It will also aid in speeding up the healing of the area.
Apply freshly ground cabbage to a bruise to heal it quickly.
FOR JOINT PAIN
Raw cabbage is one of the best vegetables you can take to ease inflammation of the joints. You can eat it however you like, just make sure it is fresh and uncooked! Herbalists suggest to eat fresh cabbage in the morning prior to any other food.
CABBAGE FOR BIRD FLU
Scientists at Seoul National University found that when they fed an extract of kimchi to 13 chickens infected with the bird flu, 11 of them recovered within a week. These same scientists previously proved that the lactic acid bacteria found in kimchi has an amazing anti-bacterial effect.
Cabbage is a cool season crop, and thrives in cooler temperatures. Hot and humid conditions will cause cabbage to rot. Subsequently, it is one of the earliest crops that can be planted in the spring, but not too early. Cabbage plants will survive a hard frost but not a freeze. Several days or nights of colder temperatures will cause cabbage plants to produce an elongated terminal stem, a condition known as bolting that eventually produces a seed head.