I know this leafy vegetable is not the favorite of many. But it’s amazing healing properties is unexplainable.
Cabbage, a leafy vegetable is extremely rich in vitamin C and belongs to the Cruciferous family of vegetables. It is a very cheap vegetable found abundantly all the year round in most parts of the world. The most popular varieties are green and red / purple color cabbage. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale and cauliflower are some of the vegetables that belong to this group.
There are a no. of health benefits in consuming raw cabbage from healing infections, treating damaged tissue due to the wound, proved effectively in healing Alzheimer’s disease, cure ulcers, prevent cancer, regularize cholesterol levels, relief from arthritis and much more. But I’m focusing on how effective it is in curing joint pains and arthritis. This includes both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
In your diet, include a handful or 25 – 50gms of finely chopped raw cabbage or juice extract taken equally in your three meals (this is for those who have a dislike in eating cabbage) or take it along with a single meal. To make your cabbage salad more appetizing, healthy and colorful, include 2 or 3 shallots (small onions), few slices of tomato, capsicum, carrot, a pinch of pepper and salt for taste.
For external remedy
· On a low flame heat 4 or 5 outer leaves of a green cabbage in a pan without washing the leaves.
· Ensure that you heat the cabbage leaves on both sides and do not burn it.
· Place the leaves on a towel and wrap it.
· Now hold the towel around the joint pain area for sometime, until the leaves have turned cold.
· Repeat the process few times in the day or before you go to bed.
· To get quick results, exercise daily for few minutes by moving your joints lightly.
· People suffering from thyroid should not eat cabbage. But you could try the external remedy.
· Do not eat raw cabbage continuously for a prolonged period.
· Too much of anything is bad for health. So consume raw cabbage salad or juice in moderate quantities.
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