Joint pains are usually caused by some form of inflammation and the pains felt van be quite excruciating. There are several painkillers that you can take to help ease the pains, but as you might already know, these drugs usually come with harsh side effects that can cause you more health issues than the joint pain alone.
You can make use of a natural remedy to relieve your joint pain using cabbage. Yes, cabbage can be used to relieve the inflammation and pain you feel in your joints and it is an effective natural alternative to using conventional medications. Cabbage is rich in potassium, vitamin C, and K, it also has excellent anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties.
What you might not know is that cabbage has been used in the treatment of bruises and swollen skin for some centuries now. So the health benefits of this vegetable in the treatment of joint inflammation and pain are not anything new.
Cabbage has the following anti-inflammatory compounds:
These compounds make cabbage an excellent remedy for the treatment of conditions such as; arthritis, gout, and rheumatism.
You can make use of a cabbage compress to treat yourself to joint inflammation and pain. Here’s how it’s done.
Preparation Of A Homemade Cabbage Compress
- Aluminium foil
- Bandage or gauze
- Meat hammer, wine bottle or rolling pin
- Organic red cabbage
- Gas oven
Preparation And Use
Take off the back leaf of the cabbage and then rinse it very well.
Next, dry this leaf and chop off the stem. Put the leaf on a counter-top and use a wine bottle or rolling pin to extract the juice of the leaf.
Use an aluminum foil to wrap the cabbage, then you need to put this in your gas oven and leave it there for a few minutes to get it warmed up.
Put the cabbage on your joint and use a bandage or gauze to cover up the cabbage, then lift the covered joint as high as you can.
Allow the cabbage compress to act on the joint inflammation and pain for a period of 60 minutes and repeat this procedure thrice daily, using a fresh leaf for each procedure.
By the next day, you will notice remarkable improvements in your ability to move your joints freely without pain and discomfort.
You can also use a cold cabbage compress, all you need to do is to place the cabbage in a fridge prior to the compressing procedure.
With the red cabbage you hey a high amount of anthocyanins, which are very potent anti-inflammatory compounds that can eliminate inflammation and joint pains.