A member of the Brassica family, a healthy and versatile vegetable, you know we are talking about Cabbage. Having soft white and green leaves, the cabbage can have round or an oval shape.
It is perfect for skin treatment, because of its richness with antioxidants, and providing many health benefits.
It is mostly used in the Eastern and Western cuisines. It contains huge amounts of iron, potassium and a lot of vitamins. It can easily treat arthritis, eliminates blemishes and can detoxify the liver and the blood.
Rejuvenating the skin, it can help with skin irritations, acne, eczema, rashes, leg ulcers, wounds, pimples, psoriasis, and will reduce the redness and itching.
Consuming cabbage or veggies that are similar to cabbage, will slow down the aging process and treat the skin to be smooth like a baby, because of its richness with vitamin C.
Also they can prevent the skin from destruction of skin cells and ultraviolet rays, because it is also rich with vitamin A and D, and that supports the skin’s health.
Cabbage appears in several types:
Purple or red cabbage, has a peppery flavor and is a lot denser. It has more nutrients than the Green Cabbage.
The most commonly used type, used in salads, meals and side dishes, because of its richness with vitamins and nutrients.
Bok Choy or Wombok
This type of cabbage is also called the Chinese cabbage. It has a slightly paler green color than the green cabbage, it has an oval shape and its leaves have white veins.
It has larger leaves, and they are a lot darker than other cabbage leaves. It comes in a light green or pale green color. Its leaves are used for wrapping in many dishes.
Prepare this cabbage compress, if you are having joint pain:
- A gauze or a bandage
- Aluminum foil
- Cabbage (recommended Red)
Wash the leaves carefully, take the outer side, and let it dry, also remove the hard stem. To release the juice from it use a rolling pin over it. Wrap it in the aluminum foil and put it on the affected area, and it will warm it up after several minutes. Use a gauze or a bandage to secure it. Let it act for 1 hour. Do this for 2 to 3 times a day.
If you want a cold compress, you can keep the leaves in your refrigerator, and when they are cold enough for you do the same and put them on the affected areas.