The cabbage belongs to the Brassica family, and it is considered to be one of the most beneficial vegetables in existence.
It has a round or oval shape, with green and white leaves. Because of the fact that it contains a high amount of antioxidants, cabbage is great for our skin. It is also a rich source of vitamins, potassium, and iron. It can detoxify your liver and blood, and it is extremely effective against arthritis and in eliminating blemishes.
When it comes to the skin, it can treat pimples, irritations, acne, eczema, psoriasis, leg ulcers, rashes, bites, small wounds, and it can treat and soothe redness.
There are several types of cabbages
- Green cabbage – this is the most common type of cabbage. It is packed with lots of vitamins and nutrients, and it is the favorite salad of millions of people.
- Red cabbage – the purple or red cabbage has a peppery flavor, and it contains even more nutrients than its green cousin.
- Savoy cabbage – this type of cabbage has darker and bigger leaves, and it is mostly light green or pale. The leaves of this type of cabbage are more suitable for wrapping.
- Wombok or Bok Choy – also called Chinese cabbage, this one is paler green and it has an oval shape. Its leaves are with tiny white veins.
Because of the fact that cabbages are an excellent remedy for joint pain, we are going to show you a recipe that will help you prepare a cabbage compress.
- A cabbage (it should be a red cabbage, but be careful and choose organic)
- Aluminum foil
- Gauze or a bandage
How to prepare it:
The first thing that you need to do is take out the outer leaf of the cabbage and then carefully wash it and leave it to dry. When it is dry, you can remove the hard stem, and then roll a rolling pin over the leaf, so that it releases its juice. After that, wrap it in an aluminum foil and then place it in your preheated oven for a couple of minutes, just to warm it up. Then, apply it on the affected area and secure it with a bandage. Leave it there for 60 minutes. You can repeat this process two to three times during the day.
You can also skip the warming-up part, and place the leaf cold on the affected area. In order to do so, you will first need to place it in your fridge for a couple of hours before using it.