Cabbage - multi-functional medicine

Cabbage treats stomach pain, enteritis, bloating, slow digestion, constipation, has the effect of preventing cancer.

In  Dr. Nguyen Minh Ngoc's book " Herbal remedy" , the biggest effect of cabbage is to treat stomach pain. This use has been researched and confirmed by modern science. Survey by Professor Garnect Cheney at Stanford University School of Medicine (USA), treatment of stomach ulcers with cabbage juice, 262 out of 265 cases recovered after three weeks of treatment. Dr. Shive at the University of Texas also recognized the healing properties of this juice. 

The active ingredient in stomach ulcer healing is vitamin U - a sulfur-containing compound methylmethiomin sulfomium. This substance entered the pharmaceutical industry in the 1950s, under the special name Epadyn U. Today, it is synthesized without extracting from cabbage. 

The way to make cabbage juice is as follows: choose cabbage types that are not deeply dented, washed, blanched in boiling water, drained and then pressed for water. One kilogram of cabbage can squeeze half a liter of water. This water is difficult to preserve, so it should be stored in the refrigerator, used during the day, drink about a liter a day, drink for 2 months each time, drink several times until complete recovery. Also, can be taken with other stomach medicines because this water is not toxic. 

Vitamin U in cabbage is thermally broken down, so it must be pressed from fresh, not cooked leaves. However, should also eat raw because it is hard and difficult to eat. In severe cases, drink this water only after a meal. 

The therapeutic uses of corn have been around since ancient times.  Photo: Food Gallery

Cabbage has many medicinal uses. Photo: Food Gallery

In addition to the use of stomach pain, vitamin U in cabbage is used to treat enteritis, bloating, indigestion, constipation. Dr. Shive also found in cabbage a substance called gluamine used to treat alcoholism, tartonic acid - substance used to treat fat. The ancients used to take cabbage leaves, remove the leaves and crush them (roll the glass bottle up), apply them to pimples and wounds to prevent the wound from poisoning and freeing pus. People also use crushed leaves to cover the shingles (shingles).

According to Professor Paul Talaluy, Hopkins University, USA, there are two types of enzymes in the body. The first type is a stimulant of cells that induce carcinogens. The second type inhibits the cancer agents, rendering them non-toxic. Professor found sul-fographan in several cruciferal herbs: cabbage, broccoli, kohlrabi, lettuce, but sulfographan inhibits tumor growth by activating a second type of enzymes. He advised people with cancer to use cabbage.

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