Cabbage – is one of the major vegetable crops. Homeland of cabbage is Mediterranean. Grow it with the 3rd millennium BC. There are over 100 species of cabbage – leaf, cabbage (white and red), savoy, kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, Chinese, Peking and others.
According to the content of proteins in the cabbage is much richer than carrots, beets, rutabagas, turnips. Proteins are the cabbage source of essential amino acids that are necessary for blood formation, growth and tissue repair, stimulating the kidneys, adrenal glands, thyroid gland, as well as dissolution and excretion of foreign proteins.
Cabbage is known for vitamin U, which is able to heal gastric ulcers and duodenal ulcers, ulcerative colitis, gastritis and intestinal sluggishness. and activates the functions of the liver. Cabbage is rich in vitamin C. It is necessary for normal metabolism, wound healing, blood coagulation, formation of bones and healthy teeth and helps the liver.
Cabbage is especially valuable as a source of vitamin C. This vitamin may be present in the cabbage in the same concentration for 7-8 months. This property does not have any vegetables, and vitamin C from fruits retain only citrus (oranges, tangerines and lemons). In addition to the above, in the cabbage are vitamins E, B1, B2, B3, P, PP, H,-carotene, provitamin D.
In cabbage there are almost no starch and very little sucrose, so it is useful to diabetics. Cabbage is low-calorie, so it can be included in the diet of patients suffering from obesity. It is useful for constipation, promotes secretion of gastric juice.
Fiber of cabbage improves motor activity of the intestine, so it is particularly useful for constipation, hemorrhoids. In addition, fiber helps to eliminate toxins from the body and cholesterol, which prevents the disease atherosclerosis, Fiber has a positive impact on the development of beneficial intestinal micro flora – a necessary element to improve the process of digestion. Cabbage is recommended in diabetes, because it contains very little carbohydrate and there is very necessary for our body’s lactic acid.
Useful and therapeutic properties:
Cabbage has a wide range of uses in folk medicine for its beneficial and healing properties.
The composition of cabbage
Cabbage contains almost the entire range of vitamins needed for normal human life: pro-vitamin A, vitamin C, B1, B2, B3, B6, K and antiulcer vitamin U, which prevents the occurrence of gastric and duodenal ulcers. Salad of fresh cabbage, and sauerkraut, retain almost all of its nutritional and medicinal properties.
Cosmetic properties of cabbage
Cosmetic properties of cabbage are widely used as a mask for the face. Masks of cabbage have a bleaching effect. In addition to this great moisturizing mask. Mask of the cabbage is superimposed on the well-washed skin, without affecting the skin around the eyes. The most simple nourishing mask is pureed in a grinder squeezed cabbage and carrots. In the resulting slurry is added to honey and a spoon of yogurt. The resulting mask is superimposed on the face for ten minutes. Then rinse with cool water.
Treatment using cabbage
When used cabbage juice surprisingly quickly to treat ulcers, 12 duodenal ulcer. The only drawback is the frequent formation of gases. With equal success, you can use carrot juice, which is much tastier.
A mixture of carrot and cabbage juice makes a great source of vitamin C as a means of purification, in particular gum infections that cause periodontal disease.
Adding salt to the cabbage is not only destroys its value, but also harmful.
Cabbage juice is very effective in tumors, and constipation. Because the causes of constipation are the basis of a rash on the skin, it disappears when using the juice.
Cabbage juice is used in chronic gastritis, especially with low acidity, stomach ulcers and 12 duodenal ulcer, liver and spleen, and obesity. Take 1-2 cup 2-3 times a day for an hour before a meal in the form of heat.