Wrap Your Leg With Cabbage For 1 hour and This Will Happen to Your Joint Pain
Do you suffer from joint pain? If so, we have just what you've been looking for - and it's not what you would expect!
Cabbage is great for you, low-calorie and high in nutrition, full of vitamins (C, K, and potassium, in particular) and rich with cancer-fighting and anti-inflammatory properties, but, as it turns out, you don't even have to eat it for it to be great for you!
As it turns out, cabbage has been used in treating swollen and bruised skin for centuries. You can both eat it, as it's full of phytonutrients, vitamins, and anti-inflammatory properties that can help with joint swelling and joint pain - and you can use it as a wrap!
Try this cabbage compress, and we think you'll be surprised at how well it might work to reduce joint pain and swelling.
- Cabbage (organic; preferably red)
- Gauze or Bandage
- Aluminium foil
- Rolling pin/wine bottle/meat hammer
- Peel away an outer leaf of the cabbage and wash thoroughly.
- Dry the leaf thoroughly and cut out the hard stem.
- Place the cabbage leaf on the counter, and with a rolling pin, bruise the leaf to release the juice within.
- Wrap cabbage leaves in foil and place in the oven for a few minutes to warm them. (Be careful not to make them hot, however.)
- Place cabbage directly over the affected area.
- Cover the leave with bandage or gauze and elevate the area.
- Keep cabbage compress on for up to an hour. Repeat 2-3 times per day and change cabbage leaf or leaves every time. You should start to feel the benefits by the next day.
If you'd like, you can also use cabbage for a cold compress; refrigerate the cabbage before you begin the process above and remove step #5.
The reason we want to use red cabbage is that it contains anthocyanins (the chemical that gives red cabbage its color) and anthocyanins are known to reduce joint pain and inflammation. Both red and green cabbage are studied for their other health properties and healing effects of cabbage juice on ulcers.
Warning: Cabbage allergies are rare, but swelling or itching where the cabbage is placed means it needs to be removed immediately. Consult your doctor if irritation continues or worsens.
Here are a few more great ways to use cabbage in your diet:
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