Benefits and Uses of Cabbages for Skin, Hair and Health
Cabbage is green and leafy and is also low in calories. It is a store house of Vitamins A, C, B6 and also contains a lot of minerals potassium, calcium, magnesium etc. Sulphur and silicon are also found in abundance in cabbage. Cabbage is of different types like Green cabbage, Red cabbage, Savoy cabbage and Wombok or Chinese cabbage. Green cabbage is the most common form found. Cabbage has lots of health, skin and hair benefits.
Skin Benefits of Cabbage:
Cabbage is excellent to make you look younger. If you consume cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables regularly, your skin will look young, without any wrinkles and fine lines that form due to age. This is because of the presence of Vitamin C in cabbage. Vitamin A in cabbage juice along with Vitamin D keps your skin healthy blemish free. It also protects your skin from UV rays of the sun.
The juice of cabbage is a rich source of Vitamin C and hence is very beneficial in cleansing your body. Drinking cabbage juice is very beneficial for those who are suffering from acne. It you drink cabbage juice regularly, the acne will be gone and you will get a clear skin. Cabbage juice is also useful for treating gums infected with gingivitis.
Cabbage has great healing properties and is very beneficial in the treatment of various skin eruptions like psoriasis, eczema, insect bites, rashes, acne, wounds and ulcers on the leg. It is also used to cure arthritis. Make a poultice by grating cabbage mix this with a little water. Cover it with a cloth and place this on the area that is affected. Keep it for 15 minutes. Cabbage can be crushed and applied directly on the affected area. Apply this regularly and also consume cabbage. This will heal your skin fats.
Provides flawless skin:
Cabbage is very useful in getting a healthy and beautiful skin that is free from any spots and blemishes. If you are suffering from pimples or any other such problems, take the upper leaves of the cabbage and steam the leaves. Take out all the veins from the leaves and press compress the leaves thus steamed between a linen cloth and cotton. This makes the leaves smooth and soft. Place this on the affected skin and lave over night. The next morning you will be amazed at your spotless skin.
Sulfur prevents acne:
Cabbage is a rich source of sulfur, which is often called the ‘Nature’s beauty mineral’. It is very useful in drying acne and skin breakouts because of its drying capacity. It is also essential for the production of keratin, which is a protein that is needed for healthy skin, hair and nails. Sulfur also plays the role of a cleanser and cleanse you blood as well as help your body to get rid of bacteria and other toxins.
Vitamin E to improve complexion:
The juice of cabbage improves your complexion greatly. This is because of potassium present in cabbage, which purifies your skin a well as the body, and Vitamin E, which provides you glowing skin and makes the skin fairer. This vitamin is an important constituent in many of the skin care products ad supplements. Cabbage is also rich in Vitamin A, which helps to rejuvenate your body tissues. The presence of sulfur in cabbage helps the body to fight against infections.
Hair Benefits of Cabbage:
Conditions dry hair:
Raw cabbage juice can make your dry hair soft and silky. Take 80 ml of raw cucumber and carrot juice and 40 ml of raw cabbage juice. Drink this mixture regularly and you will get beautiful hair that is also healthy and glowing.
Prevents hair loss:
Apply a mixture of raw cabbage juice and cucumber juice on your scalp and the hair roots and leave it overnight. Wash off next morning. This is great for stimulating hair growth and to prevent falling of hair, ad both the juices are rich in silicon and sulfur. Do this 3 times a week for best results.
Stimulates hair growth:
Cabbage, like other vegetables, is rich in Vitamin A, which is an antioxidant and very beneficial for proper growth of the hair. Make a mixture of cabbage and lemon juice by boiling half a cup of cabbage and mashing it and then mixing 1/8 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice to it. Make it in to a thick paste and apply this mixture on the scalp and massage well. Leave for 30 minutes. Then wash off with a mild shampoo and apply conditioner. Do this twice a week o get the best results.
Smooth and healthy hair:
Apply cabbage juice on your scalp leave for 1 hour and then wash with shampoo. This will give your smooth and silky hair.
Medicinal and Health Benefits of Cabbage:
The presence of amino acids in cabbage helps to fight inflammation.
Assists in weight loss:
Cabbage is low in calories. A bowl of cooked cabbage contains only 33 calories. So, cabbage is good for those who want to lose weight.
Helps prevent cancer:
Many ingredients contained in cabbage like DIM, sinigrin, lupeol, sulforaphane and indole 3-carbinol can help in preventing cancer.
High amounts of Vitamin C present in cabbage increases your immunity power and fight against free radicals in the body.
Beta carotene present in cabbage helps you in preventing cataract by preventing macular degeneration of the eyes.
Provides relief from sore muscles:
Cabbage contains lactic acid and this provides you relief from sore muscles.
Provides relief from constipation:
Being rich in fibers, cabbage promotes proper digestion and prevents constipation.
Reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s:
Cabbage, especially the red cabbage contains Vitamin K, which can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.
Treats peptic ulcers:
Cabbage juice is rich in glutamine, which is effective I treating peptic ulcers.