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112, August 2007 Latest update 9 2014f August 2014, at 4.39 am
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     Herbal Medicine

Cabbage

Cabbage has been grown in the West since approximately 400 BC. It is a plant that has high therapeutic qualities. Since ancient Greek times cabbage was used as a remedy for the digestive system, skin problems, fever, and a fortifier for aching joints. The Romans used to eat raw cabbage when indulging in too much alcohol, to avoid getting drunk. Cabbage was always on hand for treating most family problems. It is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2 and C.

Fresh cabbage leaves can be applied directly on inflamed joints or sprained muscles and on varicose veins and cuts. The central rib must be removed from the leaf which is then pounded lightly to make it soft and pliable. It is then applied to the affected area and secured in place with a band. It is advised to place cabbage leaves in the brassiere of women who suffer from inflammation of the breast or nipple.

Boil 60 gr. of the leaves in 500 ml of water for one hour and drink the liquid in half cup doses to treat infections of the colon. The liquid can also be taken in 10 ml doses to treat coughs and respiratory tract infections. The juice of cabbage leaves is indicated for ulcers of the stomach and the intestine.

Prepare a cream by mixing 250 gr. of cabbage leaves with 250 ml of witch hazel in a blender. Strain the liquid and add to it a few drops of lemon juice oil. This cream is indicated for treating acne. Use it in the morning and the evening.

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