The cabbage comes from the cruciferous vegetables family and its health benefits are widely known. These vegetables are rich in vitamins C,K and B6 and are a good source of dietary fiber, folate, copper, vitamin B1, potassium and manganese.
The cabbage is also famous for containing vitamin B2, calcium, iron, choline, magnesium, pantothenic acid, niacin, protein, phosphorus and calcium.
Cabbage leaves have been used in alternative medicine for the treatment of many things such as strains, sprains, swelling and ulcers. Arthritis and sport injuries can result in joint pain but you do not have to be worried because cabbage leaves also have anti-inflammatory properties.
Cabbage leaves had been used as cheap natural remedy for treating joint pain and inflammation even though its health benefits are not proven by experts.
You can use the cabbage leaves treatment as a cure from arthritis or for cutting down on the unhealthy medications. Here is how cabbage leaves are used:
Cabbage Leaves against Gout
People who tried this remedy got rid of the gout pain immediately. Take a few cabbage leaves and put them in a plastic bag. Place the bag in the fridge.
When you feel pain just take the frozen cabbage leaves and place them on the painful spot. Wrap the feet with a towel and allow you skin to unfreeze the cabbage leaves.
The gout-fighting chemicals that the cabbage leaves contain will enter your skin and dissolve the uric crystal deposits.This will result in an effective treatment of your disease.
Swollen Feet Treatment with Cabbage Leaves
Cool white or green cabbage leaves then wrap them around the swollen feet for 30 minutes. The cabbage is good in absorbing water which will draw out the excess fluid in the feet.
NOTE: This happens rarely but if you have a cabbage allergy you should be counties. If you notice swelling or itching, you should remove the leaves immediately. Go to the doctor if the irritation continues or worsens.