If I had asked you a couple of days ago what your favorite foods were, I am sure the list would have not included cabbage. You have to admit you had a bit of prejudice against this crunchy veggie, but after discovering the true tastiness and health benefits of cabbage, you can’t help but change your mind on this nutritious vegetable.
Cabbage relieves breast engorgement- hard and painful breasts in breast feeding women, while applied to breast’s skin. Cabbage leaves seem to be as effective as chilled gel packs in relieving pain and swelling. A cabbage leaf extract used as a cream has also been tried. Some women say it helps, especially significantly better than a cream with the extract. Apply to the skin of enlarged and painful breasts during breast feeding. You can prepare cabbage leaves by stripping out the large vein of its leaf, cut a hole for the nipple and then rinse and chill the leaf. The chilled cabbage leave are worn inside the bra or as a compress under a cool towel until the cabbage leaf reaches body temperature- approximately 25 minutes. This procedure is repeated one to four times daily for one to two days.
Cabbage is a low calorie food rolling in antioxidant polyphenols and vitamin C, along with one of the most important clotting agent vitamin K, but this is not all. Cabbage has been estimated for decades for its anti-inflammatory properties and versatility in meal preparation. What has really added to cabbage’s credit in the last few years is its implication as a cancer-fighting food.