You may only think of cabbage when you actually see it on your plate, but the truth is that the vegetable has many uses. It’s full of different antioxidants making it great for your skin and offering many other health benefits.
Cabbage is a vegetable that is full of nutrients including vitamins, iron, and potassium and is worth working into your daily diet.
Some benefits it offers your body are:
#1 Skin rejuvenation
#2 Eases arthritis discomfort
#3 Healing various skin irritations and conditions (e.g. acne and eczema)
#4 Slows aging process
#5 Detoxifies blood and liver
#6 Protects against sun’s ultraviolet rays
Eating and using cabbage for different uses in your body has nothing but good things to offer you. It’s important to know that there are a few different types of cabbage:
#1 Green Cabbage: very common and generally added to food and salads.
#2 Red Cabbage: spicier in flavor and higher in nutrients than green cabbage.
#3 Savoy Cabbage: darker green with bigger leaves often used to make wraps.
#4 Bok Choy or Wombok: Chinese cabbage of paler green with an oval shape.
Another one of the many uses of cabbage is to ease joint pain. In order to reap this benefit, you will need to prepare your cabbage in a specific manner:
Ingredients You Will Need:
- Cabbage (red is best)
- Aluminum Foil
- Bandage or Gauze
What to Do:
- Remove cabbages outer leaf, wash it and leave it to dry.
- Remove hard stem.
- Use a rolling pin to release the leaf’s juices.
- Wrap the leaf in foil, put in oven to warm for a few minutes.
- Apply to the area where you have joint pain, securing it with bandage or gauze.
- Leave on for about an hour, then remove.
- Repeat process two or three times per day.
You can also use the cabbage leaves as cold presses if you keep them in the refrigerator. Try this natural, quick way to relieve your joint pain.
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