The health benefits of cabbage

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Cabbage may just be your regular vegetable that can be used in different types of meals. But aside from a delicious addition to a well prepared meal, it also comes with interesting health benefits. Sure, all vegetables are healthy because of their natural components but cabbage has a unique capability that can help the body in various ways.

One of the unknown features of cabbage is that it contains large amounts of indole-3-carbinol. This is a type of chemical that stimulates the body in repairing damaged cells. It is even believed that the same chemical could block cancer cells. It’s not a cure for cancer but it can prevent cancer from developing in the body.

External Application

Cabbage is not only a vegetable; it’s also very powerful herbal medicine in dealing with inflammation. The practice of applying cabbage on the affected areas of the body has been practiced in Europe for centuries. Very little preparation is required as the leaf just have to be clean so that it can be placed on top of the affected area.

Because of its ability to deal with inflammation, cabbage is also applicable for healing burns, wounds and even headache. Thanks to the large amounts of Vitamin C, cabbages can easily deal with skin and health problems. Also research has shown that cabbage has anti-aging properties and enhance the human immunity system.

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