The healing properties of cabbage are numerous and that’s why it is widely used in folk medicine. If it is taken as food, fresh or raw cabbage is very useful for the organism, because it brings nutrients that are used to protect us from many diseases, including cancer, according to some authors.
Fresh or raw cabbage is an excellent preventive tool against scurvy, a disease that occurs as a result of a lack of vitamin C in the body. Also, thick cabbage soup is good medicine for the treatment of lung diseases, because it strengthens the airways.
Cabbage as remedy
- Fresh cabbage juice against gastric and duodenal ulcer
Chop fresh cabbage, add a little water and squeeze out the juice. Take half a liter to a liter of fresh juice during the day in small sips. This procedure is repeated 3-6 weeks, depending on the severity of the disease. Treatment is done with dietary nutrition (without fat and pork, fried and baked foods, no alcohol, spices). You should always consume the juice fresh. It has a slightly unpleasant taste, but you must think of your health, and ignore the taste.
- Sauerkraut for chronic constipation, scurvy, rheumatism, gout, anemia
Raw sauerkraut mixed with onion, cumin and oil is recommended for the above mentioned diseases.
- Brine for the treatment of ulcers of the stomach and duodenum
For ulcers in the stomach, taking diluted brine is recommended, 1 tablespoon of the brine should be mixed with 6 tablespoons of water. You should take one tablespoon of dilute brine each hour, and every 2 hours you should take one spoon of cottage cheese, too.
- Cabbage juice against gases
Mash fresh cabbage leaves in order to squeeze juice, or squeeze it in the juice extractor.
Take 20-30 g of juice in the morning, for 5 days.
- Lack of acid in the stomach
On the first day, take one glass of brine, the second day – two glasses, on day three – 3, and so until day 5 in which you take 5 glasses. Then reduce the amount in the reverse order. During that time, you should not take medicine.
The old cure for hangover is the brine. You should drink 1-2 glasses of brine to help you with your hangover.
- Food poisoning
After vomiting that is caused due to food poisoning, you should drink half a liter of lukewarm brine or eat a plate of raw brine poured over with oil.
- Cough syrup
Make syrup of 500g of red cabbage juice and 500g of sugar or honey. Mix the cabbage juice with sugar or honey and cook for a few minutes. Take 3-4 teaspoons of syrup per day against your cough (bronchi and lungs). Juice of red is more effective than white cabbage.
Place a few leaves of cabbage in the oven to soften, so that later you put them over your head. Wrap your head with warm cabbage three times a day, until the pain passes.
- Rheumatism and sciatica
Cook the cabbage, and until it is still warm, put it in a clean cloth and then put it on the sore spot.
Chop the cabbage leaf well, and squeeze the juice so that you mix it with an egg white. Lubricate your burns with this prepared mixture.