is familiar type in many Vietnamese family meals, used to be processed into many dishes. Not only used to process food, cabbage leaves, if applied to certain positions on the body, also provide some benefits to effectively relieve pain. Let’s explore these uses of cabbage leaves through the following article!
1Some uses of cabbage leaves
According to ThS.BS Hoang Khanh Toan (Former Head of Department of Traditional Medicine, 108 Military Central Hospital), in Traditional Medicine, cabbage leaves have a sweet taste, cold properties, and are useful in treating low cough, blood circulation, heat dissipation, cooling the stomach, detoxification, and diuresis. In modern medicine, cabbage leaves are rich in , and substances with the ability to fight cancer.
Moreover, cabbage leaves also contain substances with anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing effects, so they can be used to reduce pain in breastfeeding, chest pain, breastfeeding,…
Thanks to these benefits, cabbage leaves are extremely useful for many women who often suffer from foot pain due to high-heeled shoes, headaches during seasonal changes, chest pain while breastfeeding,…
2How to apply cabbage leaves on the body to reduce pain
Cabbage leaves need to be heated before applying, this will help the affected area dilate the vessels, improve blood circulation, release pain-causing substances at the inflammation site. In addition, thanks to the heat effect, the substances in cabbage leaves will penetrate the skin, affect the inflammation site, and help reduce pain effectively.
- 3-4 cabbage leaves
- Cloth gauze or thick fabric
Note: Experts recommend that those who perform this treatment should apply it in the evening before going to bed and leave it overnight, as this is the time when the body rests, limits movement, and helps to recover quickly.
In addition, you can squeeze cabbage leaves for drinking water, and apply the residue on the inflamed area to help reduce pain effectively.
3Notes when using cabbage leaves
When applying this method, you should note the following:
- When heating cabbage leaves, do not heat them too hot before applying on the skin, as they can easily cause burns.
- If you squeeze cabbage leaf water, choose types with few preservatives and pesticides. The best way is to soak in saltwater for 1 hour.
- People with weak and cold organs, easily having diarrhea due to coldness should eat cabbage leaves with to avoid digestive disorders.
Above are information about the method of applying cabbage leaves to inflamed and painful areas to effectively reduce pain. Hope this article helps you know one more way to reduce pain naturally and safely!
Source: Vietnamese Women’s Newspaper