Benefits Of Brassica Oleracea
History and use
According to cabbage was born from the sweat drops of Zeus. The cruciferous plant was already used at that an ancient Greek myth, wild time medicinal plant. Further as a specifically, the women who would give birth ingested cabbage to be certain. The Romans, they found other virtues to cabbage: it served as both an antidote, even preventive treatment for drunkenness, and disinfectant in case of injury (used as a poultice).
Did not Pliny the Elder, moreover, declare that if the Romans had passed away from doctors for centuries, it was because of their consumption of cabbage? cabbage is not only part of our diet, but also medicinal plants that have always been used, especially since the plant was very early domesticated.
Description of the plant
Wild cabbage is the ancestor of the many varieties that we know today, it appeared thousands of before being ago, domesticated there are 2,000 It is still found on the rocky shores of the Mediterranean Sea, in the north of Spain and the south-west of cabbages consumption (green, white, red, Brussels, pommed …) are cruciferous plants, that is to say having a four-petaled flower, having the shape of a cross. They possess a thick stem and green or gray leaves. There are now many years France. All the of our daily vegetable varieties of cabbage.
Toning: cabbage treats general fatigue, but also anemia and vitamin deficiency, thanks to its vitamin content C, B1, A, E.
Decongestant, the juice of cabbage helps fight against flu, colitis and edema.In general, it eliminates toxins. Its high fiber regulates difficult transits.Additionné honey, it heals the aphonia.
Digestive: cabbage acts on various digestive diseases from diarrhea to colitis, through gastric and intestinal pain.
Decongestant: cabbage can restore good blood circulation, in the case of heart disease and venous insufficiency (varicose veins, phlebitis, etc). It contributes to better elimination in the context of liver disease.
Anti-inflammatory: in cataplasms, cabbage treats inflammations of the ENT sphere (angina, laryngitis), as well as bronchitis, asthma, but also hemorrhoids and muscular pains. It facilitates the elimination of the effusions, in case of sprain for example.
Analgesic: cabbage relieves people suffering from multiple neuralgia, headaches, dental pain, sciatica.
Astringent: by promoting the revitalization of tissues, it soothes skin conditions, including zonas.
Calming: cabbage heals eye irritation, red eyes or conjunctivitis.
- The cabbage is used a lot in poultice: remove the central side of the sheet and crush it with the roller to release the juice then apply three layers on the area to be treated, before covering it with a band of gauze.
- You can also iron the leaf (always after removing the rib) before placing it, still hot, on a painful area.
- In internal use, cabbage leaves are simply drunk raw or cooked, but it is also possible to prepare a syrup of cabbage with the juice of the centrifuged leaves and honey, to fight against the cough fat, take in this case 3 or 4 teaspoons, all day long.
- The juice of centrifuged cabbage, at a rate of 100 ml per day (which corresponds to a quarter of medium-sized cabbage), will fight against gastritis, stomach oesophagitis, etc.