Cabbage Wrap for Swelling, Pain and Infection

Dec 19, 2016

Cabbage Wrap for Swelling, Pain and Infection

Cabbage has been used for generations as a natural remedy to reduce swelling, pain and inflammation and to draw out infections. Cabbage wraps are one of the most effective natural cures for breast infection (mastitis). Additionally, cabbage is a versatile vegetable and commonly used for digestive problems (juice) weight loss (raw) and to reduce blood pressure (raw.)

1. How to Make a Cabbage Wrap for External Use

  • Take several raw cabbage leaves and wash them in cool water.
  • Dry the leaves and use a rolling pin to bruise the leaves.
  • Apply the leaves to the affected area.

2. How to Use A Cabbage Wrap for Pain

For joint pain or a sprain, use cabbage leaves to wrap up the affected joint or area of pain. Cover the cabbage with plastic wrap and an ace bandage or cohesive tape.

During the day, change your cabbage wrap every few hours. If you use this overnight, remove the cabbage in the morning and allow the skin to breathe a while before you apply another wrap, if needed.

3. How to Use A Cabbage Wrap for Infection

For infection, do not use the plastic wrap. Change the cabbage wrap every two hours. Watch for red streaks, increased redness and swelling or fever. If you notice any of these symptoms, get emergency advice from a health professional.

4. How to Use A Cabbage Wrap for Mastitis

For mastitis (breast infection) or breast engorgement, the cabbage leaves can be applied directly to the breast inside of the bra. As the leaves become limp, replace the leaves with fresh ones. Be careful, prolonged use of cabbage can cause the milk supply to dry up. (Making it an effective remedy to dry up your milk!)

Have you used a cabbage wrap for healing? Please send us your feedback!



Breasts, Sore or Engorged  

5 star (1) 
  100%
Share your thoughts with our readers
Write a review


Posted by Jnnifree (Lafayette, In) on 01/17/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Cool cabbage leaves (applied whole leaves) inside a bra are also great for reducing pain (and milk) in breast when weaning a baby.


Hematoma  

5 star (1) 
  100%
Share your thoughts with our readers
Write a review


Posted by Angel (Luka, MS) on 10/09/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Boiled cabbage leaves applied to breast then covered with plastic wrap left overnight. This was done for 3 nights. This cured a postoperative hematoma. After a lumpectomy a hematoma formed, causing swelling and pain. The cabbage leaves drew the old blood through the inscision. Can cabbage leaves be used to relieve edema? Does anyone know any other remedies for edema?

Lymphedema  

5 star (1) 
  100%
Share your thoughts with our readers
Write a review


Posted by Susan ( Los Angeles, Ca) on 08/29/2009
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Swelling  

5 star (1) 
  100%
Share your thoughts with our readers
Write a review


Posted by Markus (Amsterdam) on 12/19/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I had a swollen shin injury. I looked online and saw people using cabbage wrap. I try wrapping my leg in cabbage leaves, which I pound first with a mortar. I attached plastic food wrap to hold the wrap in place. I sleep with this on. My swelling is greatly reduced by the morning. Very good.