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!)
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