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Cabbage is an extremely beneficial vegetable which can be used both internally and externally, so in this article we are going to present you some common homemade uses of cabbage.

Internal use

In order to take all the benefits from cabbage, just add it in your favorite soup or cook it along with other vegetables.

Diabetes

The consumption of cabbage will help you lower blood sugar levels and control diabetes since it has potent anti-hyperglycemic features. All you have to do is to eat a small amount of cooked or raw cabbage along with every meal during the day. Another solution is to drink cabbage juice 2 times per day.

Heart disease

Cabbage has the ability to prevent stroke or any other cardiovascular disease due to its poluphenol and tocianin content which helps in dissolving water, prevents platelets, facilitates the release of nitric oxide and reduces inflammation. Make sure to consume 2 tbsp of cooked cabbage or drink a glass of cabbage juice on a daily basis.

Digestive problems

Cabbage is abundant in potassium, vitamin C, E, K, antioxidants that protect cells from toxins, calcium, magnesium, sulfur and beta-carotene.

According to many experts, the consumption of cabbage will help you in the treatment of constipation, diarrhea and stomach ulcers. Moreover, sauerkraut can aid in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, infectious diarrhea and inflammatory bowel disease.

External use

External application of cabbage can also e used in the treatment of numerous health conditions, so here are some of them:

Ingrown toenails

In order to get rid of ingrown tonail, all you have to do is to wrap several leaves of cabbage around the toe and secure it with a bandage. After that, put on cotton socks and allow the cabbage to act throughout the whole night. In the morning, remove the bandage, and soak the foot in a solution of magnesium sulfate.

Relieves pain

In order to reduce oxidative stress as well as to prevent the expression of several inflammatory factors, make sure to apply red cabbage since It has a lot of antioxidants and other anti-inflammatory compounds. To speed up the healing of a wound, you’ll need to apply cabbage leaves to the wound, but make sure to wash them well and then dry them. Secure them with a bandage and leave them to act during the night. In the morning, remove the bandage and make a new one to wear it during the day.

Arthritis

For centuries now, people have been using cabbage leaves in order to treat strains, sprains, swelling and ulcers. Nowadays, some hospitals in Switzerland also use cabbage leaves in the treatment of arthritic joints. To use this method, you need to remove the skeleton leaves, place them flat between two layers of plastic film and rolling pin to flatten out the juice from the leaves. At the end, apply the leaves directly onto the affected skin and use a bandage to secure them.

Source: www.fhfn.org

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