Applying hot cabbage leaves on the skin gives us a lot of anti-inflammatory and analgesic benefits, being useful in relieving pain and inflammation.
The cabbage is a vegetable that belongs to the family of the Cruciferae , a family to which other wonderful and delicious vegetables also belong, such as, for example, broccoli or cauliflower . In fact, this family includes more than 300 genera and around 3,000 species. Despite such an incredible amount, only a few are known to be precisely quite consumed.
In the case of the cabbage of green color they are original vegetables mainly of southern and central Europe. In particular, kale was cultivated in an origin in the Alps, specifically on the border between Italy and France. It is also known as cabbage , and it is a delicious food with great nutritional value.
From a nutritional point of view it is a vegetable very rich in vitamins, highlighting above all the presence of vitamin C, K and vitamins of group B. It also provides folates, beta-carotene, minerals (among which undoubtedly iron) and fiber .
When we consume cabbage, it becomes a very interesting natural option when it comes to reducing cholesterol and triglyceride levels , thanks to its richness in fiber, folates and antioxidants such as beta-carotene. Its consumption is interesting in the treatment of peptic ulcers , and it is very interesting when it comes to preventing cancer . It also stands out for its anti-inflammatory action .
Precisely on this occasion we want to look at its qualities as an anti-inflammatory food, given that there is a very popular home remedy that consists of heating the cabbage leaves with a griddle and applying it externally.
What are the properties of heating a cabbage leaf and applying it externally?
The leaves of hot cabbage have an excellent action and both anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect , so they are a natural option simply wonderful when it comes to relieving pain and inflammation when used externally.
It is very useful in case of side and kidney pains, pain caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatism. In addition, it is a natural remedy widely used by many midwives to help relieve the pain and inflammation that appear during breastfeeding.
When the cabbage leaf is heated, a series of anti-inflammatory and analgesic substances are released, which ultimately give it its qualities to relieve inflammation and pain.
Here we highlight the main uses and applications of cabbage leaves:
Mastitis : it consists of the inflammation of the mammary gland. It usually appears during breastfeeding when there is obstruction of a duct, which can also lead to infection of the breast tissue.
Kidney pain : may appear as a result of cysts, stones (kidney stones), kidney inflammation (nephritis), infections and kidney cancer. Find out more about kidney pain .
-Side pain : may be caused by gastrointestinal disease, liver disease, spinal fractures or infection, discopathies, arthritis, shingles and gallbladder disease. Learn more about side pain .
-Muscle aches : they can appear by aches and pains , especially due to bad heating and stretching.
-Arthritis : consists of the inflammation of one or more joints.
How to apply the hot cabbage leaf?
To enjoy its anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities, you should only get a dark green cabbage that looks fresh, in good condition. Remove your first sheets and then get the interiors. Heat the iron on the clothes a little and carefully pass it over the previously stretched cabbage leaves.
Then, once hot, place the hot cabbage leaves on the area where you feel the pain, leaving to act until the cabbage leaf cools. You can repeat as many times as you need, until the pain and inflammation goes down or disappears.