Cabbage is one of the green leafy vegetables you should be consuming. It is rich in vitamins C and K. Additionally, cabbage contain minerals like potassium, which is good for heart health and selenium for male fertility.
Moreover, cabbage is one of the natural testosterone boosting foods. But are you aware that besides eating it, cabbage is effective for external use?
Benefits of Compress Cabbage
You’ve read it right. Cabbage is beneficial for external application known as cabbage compress. Although common green cabbage is good, using red cabbage for external use is better.
Red cabbage contains anthocyanins, which is a compound responsible for its red color. Furthermore, anthocyanins are also beneficial for reducing joint pains and inflammation.
Cabbage compress is also known as cabbage wrap. Most of the time, cabbage compress or wrap is used for knee and joint pains. However, women are also using cabbage compress on their breasts to alleviate pain and discomfort due to swelling.
How To Do Cabbage Compress On A Knee?
Here are the things you need to do cabbage compress or cabbage wrap;
- Rolling pin, or alternatives
Now, let’s go through the actual procedure on how to do cabbage compress. The steps are very simple and as long as you follow through, you’ll be able to do it with ease.
- Peel away the cabbage leaf.
- If the cabbage leaf is wet, dry it.
- You have the option of removing the stem or simply leave it.
- Lay the cabbage leaf on a table and flatten it using a rolling pin, or any alternative available to you.
- Put the cabbage leaf on the knee or on the part where the pain is and put a bandage on it.
Sometimes you may need more than one cabbage leaf. There is no limit on the number of cabbage leaves as long as it fully covers the painful part or the entire knee.
How Long Should You Keep The Cabbage Wrap?
During the day if you have time to do it, keep the cabbage compress or wrap up to an hour and repeat it 2 to 3 times in a day. Every time you do it, always use fresh cabbage leaf.
Or, you can sleep with the cabbage wrap on and take it off in the morning.
Cabbage Leaves On Women’s Breasts
A lot of women have tried putting a cabbage leaf on their breasts and enjoy the benefits. The most common reason women put a fresh and cold cabbage leaf on their breasts is due to breast enforcement.
This happens mostly during breastfeeding days and here’s how this one woman does it.