This leafy vegetable is used for centuries in the treatment of various health ailments. Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamins C, K,B6,B1,B2, and a very good source of dietary fiber, folate, copper,potassium,manganese, magnesium, pantothenic acid, niacin, protein, phosphorus and calcium.

Cabbage leaves by its anti-inflammatory properties have been used to treat joint pain due to arthritis and sports injuries. Also,cabbage leaves have been used for centuries for swelling, ulcers, sprains, and strains.

Here’s how they use cabbage leaves to soothe their pain:

1. Cabbage Leaves for Gout

People suffering from gout, who have tried this remedy, claim that it really helps soothe or even get rid of the pain they felt due to their condition. What you should do is take a few cabbage leaves, put them in a plastic bag and store it in the freezer.

Once you start feeling pain, take the frozen cabbage leaves, place them around the painful area, wrap your feet with a towel and allow your warm skin to unfreeze them.

2. Cabbage Leaves for Joint Pain

In one Swiss hospital, patients with rheumatoid arthritis have their swollen joints wrapped at night in cabbage leaves to help reduce joint swelling and pain.

Savoy cabbages work best. Take some leaves, cut out the central rib, lay them flat on a chopping board, and bash with a rolling pin until the juices start to come out.

Then place the leaves over the swollen joints and wrap a gauze bandage around the joint to keep the leaves in place.

3. Cabbage Leaves for Swollen Feet

Soothe your swollen feet by wrapping them with cool white or green cabbage leaves. Sit down, relax, lift your feet up and keep in that position for at least 30 minutes. Due to the cabbage’s amazing water absorption properties, it will help draw out the excess fluids from your feet.

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