Cabbage is a vegetable that is extremely healthy and very versatile, and it can have a round or oval shape, with light green and white leaves.
It offers tons of health benefits, because of the fact that is packed with antioxidants, and it is excellent for the skin. What is more, it is full of iron, potassium, and vitamins, which makes it a common part of the Eastern and Western cuisines. It can detoxify your liver and blood, treat arthritis and eliminate blemishes.
If you eat it, it will rejuvenate your skin, and by applying it you can get rid of skin irritations, wounds, pimples, acne, eczema, rashes, bites, and leg ulcers. It is also high in vitamins A and D, which can support the health of the skin and protect it against UV rays.
There are several types of cabbages
This is the most common type of cabbage, it is full of vitamins and nutrients and it is added to various meals, salads and side dishes.
The purple or red cabbage is much denser than others and it has a peppery flavor. It is also much higher in nutrients than the green one.
This is a cabbage that has bigger and darker leaves, and it is pale or white green. The leaves of this type of cabbage are suitable for wrapping different fillings.
It is important to mention that cabbages are extremely effective when it comes to the treatment of joint pain, so here is how you should prepare a cabbage compress.
- Cabbage (preferably a red one)
- Aluminum foil
- A gauze or a bandage
How to prepare it:
Take out the outer leaf of the cabbage, then wash it and leave it to dry, and remove the hard stem. Take a rolling pin and roll it over the leaf to release its juice. Then, take the aluminum foil, wrap it and put it in the oven for a few minutes just to warm it up. Then apply the leaf to the affected area. You can use a gauze or a bandage to secure it in the right place. After 60 minutes, remove the leaf. You will need to repeat the same procedure two to three times a day.
You can also do a cold compress version of it, but instead of heating the leaf, you need to put it in your fridge.