It doesn't matter who you are, a vegan or a meat lover, in both cases you should love cabbage. This veggie is low-calorie and has high nutritional benefits. It is rich in vitamin C, K, and potassium. Cabbage has cancer-fighting and anti-inflammatory superpowers. Do you still need any arguments to love cabbage and add it to your diet?

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Now you will be interested in this vegetable even more. There is one effective method of using cabbage to reduce inflammation and soothe joint pain – a cabbage-wrap. The fact is, this green veggie has been used for treating swollen and bruised skin for centuries. It is rich in phytonutrients, vitamins, anthocyanins, and glutamine that contain anti-inflammatory properties, which are good for easing cancer and joint pain.

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This cabbage-wrap is used even for treating arthritis and sports injuries

People who suffer from arthritis and started using this method reported that they reduced the use of medicines by giving preference to cabbage. What do you say now? Are you ready to try this method?

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As for red cabbage, this veggie is also useful, because it contains anthocyanins (the chemical that gives red cabbage its color). Anthocyanins are known to reduce joint pain and inflammation. Both red and green cabbage are studied for their other health properties and healing effects on ulcers.

In addition, we would like to warn you that although allergies to cabbage are very rare, but if you experience swelling or itching where the cabbage is placed, you immediately have to remove the compress. If irritation persists or worsens, consult a doctor.

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Cabbage-Wrap Recipe

You will need things such as:

-Cabbage (organic; preferably red)

-Gauze or Bandage

-Aluminium foil


-Rolling pin/wine bottle/meat hammer

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First, you need to peel away an outer leaf of the cabbage and wash thoroughly. Dry the leaf thoroughly and cut out the hard stem. Place the cabbage leaf on the counter and with a rolling pin bruise the leaf to release the juice within. Then you should wrap cabbage in foil and place in the oven for a few minutes to warm them, but not make them hot. When done, place cabbage directly over the affected area of your body.

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Cover the leave with bandage or gauze and elevate the area. Keep cabbage compress on for up to an hour. Repeat 2-3 times per day and change cabbage leaf every time. The next day you will feel the benefits of this method. Take Care!

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