Cabbage plays a major role against stomach ulcer. It is an anti cancer lifestyle diet, helps the heart, reduces wound healing time good and for skin. It is very popular, widely grown and consumed, both in the tropics and in the temperate region. The leaves are arranged in folds and have a globed shaped head. The overlapping leaves are arranged around a stem which is invincible until the leaves are removed.
NUTRITIONAL PROPERTIES OF CABBAGE
Cabbage active ingredients include vitamins A, B, C and some minerals like potassium, sodium, calcium, iron. It also have some kind of glycoside, mirosinasa plant enzyme and many others.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF CABBAGE
1. Green Cabbage
2. Red Cabbage
3. Savoy Cabbage
4. Wombok/Bok Choy
Benefits of Cabbage
1. 4 cups of chopped green cabbage
2. 500ml of water
1. Boil the water for about 30 minutes
2. Put chopped cabbage in blender and add water
3. Blend both cabbage and the water
4. Pour mixture in a jar
5. Seal the jar and allow mixture to stay at room temperature
6. Allow mixture to stay for 3 days so as to ferment
7. Use a strainer to separate liquid from solid parts
8. Store in a refrigerator and ready for useU
For Ulcer treatment, the vegetable serves as a good diet for stomach ulcer. The juice from leaves can be taken.
Drinking the juice just before meal daily, for 3-4 weeks, helps against heal gastro-duodenal ulcers.
It is suspected that the glycoside in it may be responsible for this healing. Some also believe that the vitamin U in cabbage may also be contributory.
• REMEDIES FOR LOS OF VOICE
Cabbage juice has disinfectant properties, is a good remedy for loss of voice.
Take the juice thrice a day using a normal glass.
• CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES PREVENTION
It is very vital for cardiovascular diseases prevention. Cabbage juice works against heart diseases and high blood pressure.
3 glasses 3 times daily will help to normalize the body circulation system. It tends to remove cholesterol from the arteries thus facilitating easy blood flow.
• HEALTH CARE
Cabbage also has peculiar leaves which are very rich in chlorophyll and magnesium, and a host of other minerals and vitamins especially vitamin C and A. So, for general well being or a state of wellness, eating of cabbage and drinking the juice regularly is highly recommended.
• VERMIFUGE MEDICINE
It is a natural Vermifuge medicine. It helps in the elimination of worms when taken on an empty stomach.
• WOUND HEALING TIME
There are lots of factors affecting wound healing. However, cabbage is one factor that helps in reducing the wound healing time in humans. When used as poultice on wounds it heals such wounds very fast with little or no scars. Eczematous skins and blemishes are also removed with the poultices. Varicose veins, those bulging greenish veins common among women who have given birth severally, is also removed.
• ANTI-CANCER LIFE STYLE
Cabbage works well as part of an anti cancer diet plan. There are increasing bodies of evidence that its consumption can prevent the onset of cancer or other tumors in the body. This has been scientifically theorized to likely be caused by its vitamin A content, carotene. It is a good anti cancer supplement
CABBAGE BENEFITS FOR SKIN
Provides Smooth Skin
It is powerful in its beautifying effects. It also promotes healthy skin. If you are suffering from pimples or other skin irritations, it can be the solution.
PREPARATION AND USAGE
1. Steam the upper leaves and remove all the veins.
2. Follow this up with the Compression of the leaves between a linen cloth and cotton to make them smooth and soft.
3. Place the compress on the affected area overnight.
By morning you will witness a wonderful effect of spotless skin.
Eating the vegetable always with other calciferous vegetables provides anti-aging benefits to the skin. This is as a result of the rich amount of Vitamin C in this vegetable. This keeps the skin youthful and delays the aging process. Also, Vitamin A in the juice works along with Vitamin D to make your skin clear and healthy.