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
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.
Raw cabbage and cabbage juice relieves joint pain and swelling in my hands, and it works fast.
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.
Fungi and Parasites
Here is a recipe for people in need of probiotics & little money. It is said the cabbage juice will purify the G I tract & kill most strains fungi, parasites and other pathogens. Instructions are to drink this juice (1/2 cup juice & finish filling cup with water) 2 to 3 times per day. Since most vegetables are supposed to work, except for tomatoes) you can probably boost its kick with utilizing some of those so called weeds from the yard (dandelion, dock, broad leaf plantain, wild mustard, shepherds purse, wild onions, etc). Drink until your stools float in the toilet bowl and are odor free. The cabbage can be eaten for extra benefit after straining.
Cultured Cabbage Juice
Fill blender with chopped green cabbage. Add distilled water until 2/3 full. Blend on hiigh for 1-2 minutes. Pour out into large bowl and repeat for 2 more batches.
Cover with cheese cloth, gauze or stocking and let stand at room temperature X 3 days. Strain to separate juice & pulp. Place cultured cabbage juice in refrigerator.
When supply gets low start new batch, but add 1/2 cup of cultured juice (Starter) and new batch will be ready in 24 hours.
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.
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 :)
Acid reflux: I have tried bush cabbage, whereby you extract the juice by using a blender . I just take a 3 ounces of the liquid every morning for two weeks and it works like a charm.
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**** (gallbladderattack.com)
using the blender method gives it a completely different taste and it brought my bs down from 180 to 100.
God Bless! Kelly
A few years ago, my daughter having had her baby and having chosen to breast feed her, began getting "knots" in her breasts. Apparently the baby was not drinking enough milk to have a smooth flow and the milk was causing congestion in the ducts. The result was very hard and painful swollen breasts.
I believe this is a situation that many nursing mothers face. We tried using fresh cabbage leaves and it worked miracles! Just take the individual leaves, dip in boiling water for a couple of minutes to soften; let cool till warm and wrap the breasts in 2 or 3 layers of leaves. Cover with a warm damp towel and leave for an hour or so, then repeat until the breasts have become supple once again.
Try it, it works! Cabbage works for alot of other types of congestion and swelling and even for wounds. It's a great home remedy.
A couple of years ago I was diagnosed with GERD and I suffered from acid reflux and heartburn. The medication prescribed by the doctor rather worsened my situation and I suffered a number of side effects from it. I came across a site suggesting that drinking raw cabbage juice cures acid reflux and other problems related to the stomach, such as ulcer.I did further research to confirm this and decided to give it a try.
The general suggested daily dosage is about a quart [800ml] of raw cabbage juice to be taken about 4 times daily. I found that rather too much and I started with 400ml [100ml x 4].I noticed great improvement and after one week I reduced the dosage to 300ml [100ml x 3]. After about 3 weeks of the whole therapy, I decided to take only 200ml a day. Those with stomach ulcers or acute cases of acid reflux might need to take the full dosage.
I have stopped drinking cabbage juice since about 10 months now and I haven't had any serious reflux problems. For those who would like to try it, PLEASE NOTE that it is said to have strong impact on the thyroid glands [the more reason why I never consumed 800ml a day!]. Not to mention the stench - it is better stored in an air-tight water bottle and kept in the fridge. Good luck to all, and thanks for the great site.
Cabbage Juice for Gerd
I have recently been looking at the good uses for cabbage juice and am interested in buying a juicer for myself and husband. Since I have GERD and have been taking prescribed Meds for years for it, I now want to get off of them. I also have Hypothyroidism and am on meds for that. Can I take the cabbage juice regimen?
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`!
Traditional Uses of Cabbage:
A Question about the recipe for enlarged prostate: Why pour out half of the water? You can steam the cabbage in any amount of water in a well-covered pot and not need to dispose of any amount of water, which is a diluted juice. Anything wrong with this recipe modification?
The best thing you can do for any thyroid condition is to take a good quality nascent iodine. It is different than the type of iodine in Lugal's Solution. It's in the atomic form, which is immediately absorbed by the body and goes straight to the thyroid. You want to take a 200 mcg dose in about 2 ounces of unchlorinated, unfluoridated water every 2-3 hours. Iodine is metabolized by the body in about 3 hours so small doses every few hours is better than one big dose a day. Also best taken on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. Iodine is easily bound up and oxidized by proteins when mixed with foods, rendering it useless. Also nascent iodine is energizing, so it can cause sleep problems if taken before bed.
Contrary to false information spread by many ill informed doctors, iodine isn't added to bread and hasn't been since the 60's. It was replaced by bromide. In fact since then iodine has been replaced in all other foods with other halogens (bromide, fluoride and chloride) which makes the problem exponentially worse. They have essentially caused widespread thyroid problems and major iodine deficiencies. Those other halogens bind to thyroid receptors and prevent iodine from being absorbed. It takes a substantial amount of iodine (through loading) to shake those other halogens free from receptors and get them removed from the body. That is if you are not shooting yourself in the foot and constantly ingesting the other halogens (breads, fluoride toothpaste, chlorinated and/or fluoridated water) This will make the iodine you do take much more effective.
Good way to tell how efficiently your body is absorbing the iodine is by taking a standard 200mcg dose of nascent iodine and then pay attention to the color of your urine when using the restroom. Iodine will make your urine bright yellow, like B-vitamins do, so if it is bright yellow it is being poorly absorbed and passing right through you. Btw, if you think you are getting enough iodine by using iodized table salt, you are wrong. Not only is it a poorly absorbed form of iodine, but you would have to eat about 200 grams of it daily. The 2 best things a person can do for their health is to start supplementing with a high quality nascent iodine and remove all soy and all its bi-products (oils, proteins, lectins, lecithin, etc. ) from their diets. Everyone should be doing it.
Constipation, Weight Loss
As I eat raw cabbage early in the mourning at emty stomach, it react me awefully and it relieved my constipetion. As cabbage has content of tartoric acid it helps me to reduce my weight as well. Thank to Earth Clinic.
I would love to learn more too. I have been following Donna Gates teachings and using a culture - I did up a big batch in 3 different jars and thought I followed the youtube videos closely but it didn't turn out ;-) I had lock down jars and some of the brine leaked out of all of them in the first 2 days. I read online some say this is normal. But then my batches were too dry and I got mold on top ;-(
I have a simple way to ferment cabbage...
1 head nappa cabbage, 1/2 onion(color no matter), 1/4 cup salt, 1/4 tsp soy sauce, 1/4 apple, 1/4 cup red pepper paste
cut up your cabbage and put into a big bowl with the salt... Let wilt till it about half of what it was. While your waiting blend up your onion and apple to a paste and set aside, then blend the red pepper flakes till it is a power add a few drops of water to make a paste. When cabbage is wilted enough drain the water and wash off the salt. I pat dry with a towel. Add to your bowl of cabbage all other items.. And mix well.. This will be a bit spicy.. When it is mixed together I put it in a glass mason jar with a lid.. And keep in the fridge it will last about a mo... I eat it with rice or beans but I do it every day for my joints and other issues.
Cabbage acts like a diuretic. You can cook it, fry it or eat it raw. Either way should help the bloating... if it's due to fluid retention.
Raw cabbage is great for promoting good intestinal flora... That's why your doctor was suggesting it, it will completely change your digestion for the better. Boiling it will destroy most of its enzymes and other nutrients. Why don't you try eating it raw, starting from very little, working your way up? Another option would be to add it to daily green smoothies, or even making sauerkraut (very easy to do). Good luck!
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.
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.
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.