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