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The Best Natural Cabbage Cures

Last Modified on Oct 05, 2015

Joint Pain  

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Posted by Victor (USA) on 06/26/2007
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Raw cabbage and cabbage juice relieves joint pain and swelling in my hands, and it works fast.


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Posted by Susan ( Los Angeles, Ca) on 08/29/2009
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Following mastectomy, have had persistent lymphedema on my side. Tried elastic bandages, no help. Read about cabbage leaves for breast engorgement, why not try it? Both conditions caused by excess fluid with nowhere to go. Put crushed cabbage leaves over the bulge, held in place with elastic bandage. Significant improvement overnight; after three nights the swelling has practically disappeared.

Multiple Cures  

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Posted by Katie Beth (Linden, Ca) on 09/24/2010

I wish to make my testimonial contribution:

I got an informative email a few yrs back about cabbage cures & a link to a helpful website w/ testimonials, like this one... I often forget about how wonderful cabbage is, but when we use it, wow! So far, personally, we've used it for congestion (cabbage leafs over chest, wrapped in ace bandages, OVERNIGHT). We all got results to varying degrees. I just tried it (warm this time)on these 2 painful lumps I just found behind my knee. I only did it for a few hrs and the pain was about 80% gone for a few hours. It seems to work much better if left overnight, so I'll try that tonight. I also ate raw cabbage yesterday morning, not knowing half this, and expelled worms! ;)

As you can see, cabbage works. We've used it a few times for congestion, on my mother in law for hers..... And my grandma in her 80's, on her knee... She says she hasn't had any more knee trouble since she did the cabbage leaf cure I recommended. ;) The hard part is remembering this easy cure!! ;)

Cabbage pulls out toxins... Maybe it's the alkalinity of it... Or the sulphur... ?? But it works! ;)

Some apply it warm, some cold, some crush it, some don't... Some wrap in ace bandage, some in plastic wrap (I'm gonna try that next time! -Produces more sweating).... Some apply it externally, some ingest it.... As food or juice, which ever.... Either which way, it's working wonders! The hard part is remembering this easy cure!! ;) So don't you forget it!! ~Cabbage!! I did just find a website that warned the cabbage family can prevent thyroid function, so keep in mind. I'm currently getting mine checked... So being careful, but if it helps your gut health this much, surely I'd THINK (this in my opinion only- based upon all previous research, knowledge & learning) that once the gut is healed, the rest of the body will be able to be healed also... God is good! He gave the body the ability to heal itself!! -IF we just take care of our bodies diligently!! ;)

Eat the cabbage, drink the cabbage, wear the cabbage... Just use the cabbage, for crying out loud!! ;)

Blessings to you all! Katie-Beth

Replied by Tina
Menlo Park, California
What an awesome post! Thanks for spreading the great cures. I tried eating a bowl of shredded green cabbage and raw ACV last night, my arthritis pain seemed to diminish a lot! It could be the sulfur in the cabbage as I heard lots of people who take MSM have the same positive affect on their joint pain. I will try the raw cabbage salad more regularly and will report back

Posted by Mujahid (Tobyhanna, Pennsylanvia) on 08/31/2008
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I stopped eating meat, and started eating cabbage everyday, yes gas is part of what is expected, but my bowel movement is now regulated, my system is cleansed, stool is no longer dark and there is no unbearable smell. my weight is going down. And most of all I feel better physically. I juice 8 oz twice a day. And eat 1/4 pound per day. Basil and Fennel and black pepper for flavor.

Replied by Priya
Bangkok, Thailand
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Hi, just wanted to comment on cabbage juice and gas. If you read Sally Fallon's book "Nourishing Traditions" you will see that she advocates fermenting cabbage juice for a couple of days before consumption. I tried this and while the smell was not pleasant, I had no gas at all. You will need to use whey in the process but it's easy to produce. I would urge you all to start eating fermented vegetables regularly for intestinal flora too - highly beneficial.

Posted by Papia (India) on 01/03/2007
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Raw Cabbage salad has cured my dry, flaky skin and fatigue : ). I started having raw cabbage salad every morning after exercise for the last few weeks and I wasnt feeling tired the whole day and to top that my skin started glowing & feeling smooth .... !! I sure do love cabbage and now its like a ritual for me to have a bowl of raw cabbage salad every morn`!

Posted by Carol (Southern NJ) on 10/29/2006
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I eat about 1 cup of raw Savoy Cabbage a day with a meal. It relieved my roller coaster episodes of diahrrea in one day...and constipation for the next week. Also it helped with PMS. I can think more clearly, I have a higher energy level, my mood is improved, and I feel really healthy.

Posted by Carol (South Holland, IL) on 10/25/2006
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Eating Raw Cabbage for stomach pain. Also used the cabbage leaves to relieve the pain in my breast after my baby was born, and to dry up the flow of milk. It stopped the stomach pain from fibroid tumors. I believe it will completely heal my stomach if I continue to eat both the red and green cabbage raw. The Lord told me to do this to relieve the pain and it worked! I never knew about the extensive healing properties found in the cabbage before.


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Posted by Traveler (Dallas Tx) on 02/06/2014

Here is my current favorite cabbage salad recipe--

Dice up, grate, or use a mandolin to cut up the following:

  • 1/2 head red cabbage
  • 1/2 head green cabbage
  • 1 fuji apple
  • 1/2 red onion (I actually use 1/4 since I'm not a fan of onion)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • Put that all in a bowl, and then in a smaller bowl whisk the following dressing to put over it:
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (I put this amount and then add extra cayenne to each plate I serve myself)
  • 1/3 cup greek yogurt (full fat or non fat is fine.)
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar OR honey (I use honey)
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds (I used poppy seeds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt.

Mix that all up and you should be able to eat off of it for a few meals depending on how man you're serving. It lasted about a day between my partner and I, but I'll admit I ate it for three different meals as well as a few other things because it tastes so good :)

Replied by Wendy
Columbus, Oh
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Yummy is right! Looks really good! Will be trying this recipe for sure!

Posted by Kelly (Cinti, Ohio) on 03/18/2011
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This is not a raw recipe as the soup is cooked but, it is very good for you and will help greatly as part of the 7-day cabbage soup diet ( a temporary jump start to good eating) good soup for weight loss and blood sugar control is the cabbage soup diet soup. Another EC contributor suggested to break up the manotony was to put the soup in a blender while warm enough to eat. What a difference! It was yum-yum. I had to make some personal revisions, but I'll explain:

1 head of cabbage I bunch of celery

3 large fresh tomatoes/10-15oz. can tomatoes

1 bunch green onions 1 large onion

1 bell pepper 1 pkg. dried french onion soup

approx. 6 cups water 1 or 2 cloves of garlic

there are other variations but this is closest to the original. My recipe differs in that: 1) as it cooks I sub can chicken or beef broth and add water instead of the onion soup packet 2) I delete the tomato as the tomato /cabbage combo gives me heartburn. 3) I take 1 tbsp olive oil and sautee the garlic and onion first. 4) right before the blender I add my spices sage, parsley, blackpepper.

***** warning--if you have gallbladder issues delete the cabbage, I did not know cabbage can bring on a gallbladder attack**** (

using the blender method gives it a completely different taste and it brought my bs down from 180 to 100.

God Bless! Kelly

Replied by Laurie
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Kelly Firstly let me congratulate you on your Amazing weight loss.

Questions: for weight loss

1. did you eat this soup for every lunch and dinner, or just once a day ?

2. Using this soup, how long did it take you to lose the 80 lbs. ?

3. Whatelse did you do that helped you to lose the weight ?

Thank you for any response you give


Spider Bites  

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Posted by Renata (Cape Town, South Africa) on 03/11/2009
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Raw cabbage was an extremely powerful remedy in curing me of two infected Violin Spider bites on my legs (one on the thigh, one on the knee). Just grating a small portion of raw cabbage onto a bandage and leaving it overnight helped to draw out the poisin and heal the infection where other herbal remedies had failed, and my only recommended recourse otherwise would have been antibiotics, which I was loathe to take.


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Posted by Treef (Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England) on 05/08/2009
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Hi. About forty years ago I badly sprained my left knee when the heel of my shoe broke. Since that time it occasionally becomes extremely painful, with a large swelling on the inside of the knee (I mean the side towards the other leg). A few years ago, however, I read about using cabbage leaves to treat joint pain and so thought I would give it a go. Hey presto! It worked. This is the treatment: Take some large dark green cabbage leaves and cut out the hard stalks. Next, in their raw state, crush them using a rolling pin until the juice starts to run a little. Then wrap them around the knee--right around and overlapping--and then apply a crepe support bandage to hold them firmly in place. This is best done just before bedtime. Go to bed, get a good night's sleep with your cosy knee held firmly in place, and wake up smelling like a compost heap. Unwrap the bandage, discarding the leaves, and test the leg gently. It works for me and also for a student I once had on a dance/drama course. He was about 16 and practically crippled with the pain from a knee that the doctors could do nothing about. He tried this remedy--and yes, it worked for him too! Excellent website--thank you.

Stomach Problems  

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Posted by Dora (Houston, Texas, USA) on 07/16/2013
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Recently found out that Cabbage is super good to cure stomach problems, such as acid reflux and gastritis. The cabbage must be prepared in a juice extractor, and drank as soon as made, the secret is that must be fresh. You can take about half of 1 small cup of it every day for 1 week, if your stomach problems are severe. Otherwise, only once a week.

Posted by Donald (Red Bank, NJ) on 07/19/2005
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I used raw cabbage juice to cure my stomach problems many years, and now and then should i ever have stomach problems of any kind, i have some cabbage juice, that takes care of the problem.

Stomach Ulcers  

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Posted by Marco (Fort Worth, TX) on 01/08/2009
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Cabbage Juice is a great remedy for stomach ulcers. Most people see improvement about 5 days after starting to drink the juice. I used it for an ulcer that had been bothering me for months and I felt significantly better and pain free after only the first day of my supplementation. It's pretty simple.

Just buy cabbage from any store, most are average size and vary little from one to another. I usually slice off about half an inch off any side of the cabbage and put it into a blender. I add about 1 cup of distilled water and blend for a full minute. I let it set for about 5 minutes and then drink it down, pulp and all.

The taste is very plain. The only thing that will bother most people at first is the smell. But its very easy to drink - not bitter or foul tasting. You'll only taste it if you convince yourself it tastes like it smells, which I did at first. You generally do 3 cups a day, spaced out, until you ulcer is healed, which is usually 4-10 days for most people. If you're not seeing a doctor, its best to continue a couple of weeks as the cabbage juice relieves the pain of an ulcer, which may deceive some people into thinking it has actually healed in full. Changing your diet to avoid foods that irritate your ulcer (fats for most people are the irritants) is also crucial to healing.

Cabbage may also work for other digestive ailments. A cup of blended cabbage juice contains millions of friendly bacteria. There is actually significant scientific evidence out there that supports cabbage juices beneficial properties for ulcers and the digestive system in general. It's a very cost effective treatment and is definitely preferable to harmful antacids.