Cabbage leaves have been used for centuries for swelling, ulcers, sprains, and strains. Its anti-inflammatory properties have been used to treat joint pain due to arthritis and sports injuries. Although the proof is more anecdotal than medicinal, many arthritis sufferers reduce their medicinal intake by adding cabbage leaves to their treatment. How have they used cabbage? As a wrap!
CABBAGE LEAVES FOR GOUT
Many gout sufferers claim, this simple home remedy reduces or eliminates gout pain. All you need to do is to keep a few frozen cabbage leaves in a plastic bag in the freezer. When gout strikes, take them out, arrange them around the affected area, wrap a towel around them and let the warmth of your skin thaw them naturally. If the theory is accurate, the gout-fighting chemicals in the cabbage will penetrate the skin and dissolve crystal deposits. If not, the frozen leaves will soothe the inflamed area anyway.